A new sign was donated by a riverside resident and installed by Jeff M
Three public access defibrillators are available in Riverside.
The first defibrillator was installed in 2017 and the devices and supplies have been provided by Scottish charity, Lucky2BHere.
An informal group of residents organised this, and have been raising funds for Lucky2BHere to match the cost of the devices, installation and running costs. In the main this has been done through a Riverside Defibrillator Fund page for Lucky2BHere on JustGiving. The former Riverside Community Council successfully applied for a grant of £1500, approximately a third of the cost of the devices at that time.
The defibrillator group approached the current Riverside Community Council last year to become a sub-group and as of August 2020 we are delighted to be working alongside this group to provide Riverside with these essential life saving equipment. Find the details of our agreement here.
Devices can be used without training.
Prior to COVID hands-on training was delivered face to face on an ad hoc/on request basis.
Training provision will be reviewed in line with government COVID guidance. Instruction videos are available online.