Ten potentially life saving defibrillators will be placed around campuses at the University of Southampton for students, staff and members of the public to use if someone goes into cardiac arrest.
They will be at Highfield, Avenue and Boldrewood campuses, as well as the Winchester School of Arts.
External defibrillators can be used to shock an arrested heart back into rhythm before the arrival of an ambulance. They don’t require any specialist expertise and can be used by anyone, which is particularly important, as evidence shows they can triple the chances of survival.
The University of Southampton’s Professor Charles Deakin recently carried out a study highlighting the need for greater public access to defibrillators in Hampshire.
A fundraiser has been rewarded for donating 14 different defibrillators to his local community.
Tony Parris of the Burgess Hill Lions Club was inspired to raise the money after reading of a child who died of a cardiac arrest.
He's since given the life-saving devices to seven different schools and colleges.
Sam Mangoro suffered a cardiac arrest during a PE lesson. He would have died within minutes without help. But his school had just bought a defibrillator and teachers shocked his heart into beating again. Now Sam is campaigning to get defibrillators in all schools. He's been speaking to Kerry Swain.
After suffering a cardia arrest at school, Sam Mangoro is now raising money for All Heart to provide life-saving defibrillators and training in schools so more lives can be saved in an emergency.
A schoolboy who suffered a sudden cardiac arrest in a PE lesson has launched a fund raising campaign to get defibrillators in all schools.
16 year old Sam Mangoro's life was saved by teachers using a defibrillator at the Mountbatten School in Romsey. But schools are not required by law to have the life saving equipment.
She went for a routine job interview and ended up saving a life. Tonight the parents of a schoolboy whose heart stopped during a PE lesson have praised teachers for giving them their son back.
Emma Denham's practice lesson was being observed as part of the interview process at The Mountbatten School in Romsey when 16 year old Sam Mangaro suffered a cardiac arrest.
But quick thinking Emma and three other members of staff gave him life saving CPR using a defribillator that the school had only recently purchased. Kerry Swain reports.
The parents of a schoolboy whose heart stopped during a PE lesson have praised the teacher who saved his life while she was on a routine job interview.
Emma Denham's practice lesson was being observed as part of the interview process at The Mountbatten School in Romsey, when 16-year-old Sam Mangaro suffered a cardiac arrest.
But quick-thinking Emma and three other members of staff gave him life saving CPR using a defibrillator that the school had only recently purchased.
A new app for your mobile phone which shows you your nearest defibrillator, has been launched by South Central Ambulance. It includes the location of more than 600 of the machines in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire
The ambulance service in the South East has condemned the theft of a defibrillator from a cricket club in West Malling.
Thieves have put members of a village community in potential danger by snatching life-saving equipment from West Malling Cricket Club.
The defibrillator in West Malling has not yet been required to save a life, but hung on the side of the pavilion off Norman Road just in case.
Just after 12pm on Sunday 27 January, club maintenance man Chris Gosney discovered it was missing.
He said: “It would be terrible if, suddenly, we needed it and it wasn't there. It could potentially cost someone their life.”
West Malling Cricket Club was offered a defibrillator last year by South East Coast Ambulance Service in the wake of the heart scare suffered by 23-year-old Premiership footballer Fabrice Muamba.
Should someone suffer a cardiac arrest, the defibrillator can detect if an electric shock to the heart would be appropriate. The machine, worth £800, will not administer a shock if one is not required.