P-04-471 Mandatory Welsh legislation to ensure Defibrillators in all public places

We call on the Welsh Government to provide funding to ensure that, as with basic fire fighting equipment (eg. Extinguishers), Automated External Defibrillators are available in all Welsh Public places (either NHS, Charity or Privately funded) to ensure the rapid treatment of any Victim of Cardiac arrest. Supporting Information: Wales has led the way with important Public Health issues such as the smoking ban/s and the organ donor issue. Unlike fire extinguishers and first aid kits there is currently no legislation in the UK to ensure that an Automated External Defibrillators are available treat victims of sudden Cardiac Arrest in Public. Several recent high profile incidents have demonstrated how important they are in saving lives in our communities.


Petition raised by:  Phil Hill


Date petition first considered by Committee: 16 April 2013


Number of signatures : 78

Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Assembly Business;

Status: For consideration

First published: 09/04/2013



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