Under consideration PE2101: Provide Defibrillators for all Primary and Secondary Schools in Scotland

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to provide Primary and Secondary Schools with Automated External Defibrillators (AED).

Background information

After a trip to our local Operation Safety event, we looked into the availability of defibrillators in our local area. We were shocked to find out how under resourced our local area was. We do have a local defibrillator but we discovered it was too far away to have a positive impact on anybody who might suffer a cardiac arrest at our school. During events, busy periods we could have up to 400 - 500 people on site. It is not safe enough to not have an AED at hand.

We decided to raise money to buy an AED ourselves. We have learned a lot about enterprise, AEDs, the circulatory system, and how important these devices are.

Our schools are worryingly under resourced compared to other parts of the UK. Providing defibrillators in schools will also help local communities and should be considered as a matter of urgency. The lives of pupils and staff members are being put at risk.

Please help us to get them provided in ALL schools.

  • Created by Peter Earl on behalf of Troqueer Primary School
  • Considered from 21 May 2024
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