Public Access Defibrillators in St Albans and surrounding areas
During first aid training undertaken by members of the Bretherton Law team, they were really struck with how critical every second is when someone needs a defibrillator. No one in the training room knew where the closest defibrillator was located yet we know first-hand the importance of having accessible defibrillators in the community. Thanks to the Public Access Defibrillator scheme two friends, both in their fifties, are still with us today after suffering cardiac arrests. A defibrillator is a device to give an electric shock to the heart when someone is in cardiac arrest, and should be used alongside CPR as an essential life-saving step. So in an emergency knowing the whereabouts of the nearest defibrillator is essential.
When you call 999 the Ambulance Service will advise you of nearby locations, but people and businesses who install defibrillators are under no obligation to inform the emergency services. We want to identify the locations of defibrillators in our community and we will list the locations we know about on our website. Can you help? You can use the `Contact us’ page to tell us any known locations.
Public Access Defibrillator locations – St Albans
The locations of local defibrillators we know about are listed below. However, please be aware that this information has been passed to us by others and we cannot vouch for its accuracy. We will also share this information with relevant groups such as Heartsafe and the British Heart Foundation.
Harvesters Football Club – Oaklands Lane, Smallford, St Albans, AL4 0HR
Located on the outside of our kiosk on the clubhouse.
St Albans Museum in Verulamium Park – St Michael’s Street, St Albans, AL3 4SW
The main entrance to Verulamium Museum is opposite the NCP car park. The defibrillator is located on the right hand side of the Rotunda (as you look at it).
St Albans Cathedral – St Albans AL1 1BY
Located inside the Cathedral
Sainsburys Superstore, Colney Fields Shopping Park – St Albans, AL2 1AB
Greenwood Park Community Centre, – Tippendell Lane, Chiswell Green, St Albans AL2 3HW
Park Street Recreation Ground Pavilion – Park Street Lane, Park Street, St Albans, AL2 2AL
St Stephens Parish Centre Bricket Wood – Station Road, Bricket Wood, St Albans, Herts, AL2 3PJ
Clarence Park – 1A Clarence Rd, St Albans AL1 4NF
St Albans Masorti Synagogue – 9, The Dencora Centre, Campfield Road, St Albans AL1 5HN
Verulamian RFC – Cotlandswick, London Colney, Herts, AL2 1DW
The defibrillator is located behind the bar.
Marks and Spencers – Colney Fields Shopping Park, Barnet Rd, London Colney, St Albans AL2 1AB
Marks and Spencers – 21 St Peter’s St, St Albans AL1 3DP
St Peters Church – 70 St Peter’s St, St Albans AL1 3HG
Boots – 9 St Peter’s St, St Albans AL1 3DH
The Lodge Surgery – Normandy Rd, St Albans AL3 5NP
Located in a cabinet on an outside wall
Highfield Surgery – 1, Jacob Court, 61 Russet Dr, St Albans AL4 0AY
Located in a cabinet on an outside wall
St Albans Sub Aqua – Cottonmill Swimming Pool, Cottonmill Lane, St Albans AL1 1HJ
There is a defibrillator located in the club house although it is not public access. Phone: 01727 859829
Dagnall Street Baptist Church – 1 Cross St, St Albans AL3 5EE
Located inside the church.
Alban Arena – Civic Centre, St Albans AL1 3LD
Located inside the Arena
St Albans District Council Offices – Civic Centre, St Albans AL1 3LD
Marshalswick Baptist Church – Sherwood Ave, St Albans AL4 9QL
Located in a cabinet on the outside wall.
St Albans Football Club – Clarence Park, York Road, St Albans AL1 4PL
Jersey Farm Community Centre – St Brelades Place, St Albans, Herts, AL4 9RG
Located outside near to the entrance
According to First Aid for Life each year in Britain around 30,000 people are struck by sudden cardiac arrest outside a hospital environment, and every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces a victim’s survival rate by 7 to 10 per cent. Your information could be the difference between life and death.
If you would like to know more about defibrillators and how they should be used go to: British Heart Foundation – How to save a life with a defibrillator