1,000 new defibrillators for Ambulance Service

The new defibrillators will be kept in locations such as sports centres, village halls, and libraries Credit: ITV

The East of England Ambulance Service is investing almost £1 million on 1,000 new defibrillators.

The lifesaving kits, which can make all the difference in the first two or three minutes of cardiac arrest, will be placed across six counties. The first deliveries will be divided as follows:

  • Norfolk – 50
  • Essex – 40
  • Cambridgeshire – 30
  • Suffolk – 20
  • Bedfordshire – 10
  • Hertfordshire – 10

They will be kept in locations such as sports centres, village halls, and libraries. It is hoped all devices will be in place by the end of March.