Where should defibrillator be placed?

Members from SDCC, Scottish Ambulance Service and Baker Hughes in Stonehaven handing over the Defibrillators back in May
Members from SDCC, Scottish Ambulance Service and Baker Hughes in Stonehaven handing over the Defibrillators back in May
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Stonehaven Community Council are asking Leader readers to suggest locations around the town for a fourth defibrillator to be placed.

Back in May Baker Hughes along with John Trudgill gifted four defibrillators to the town. John’s brother Peter tragically died in hospital last year after a huge wave swept him in at Stonehaven Harbour.

The Community Council has been negotiating the location of these defibrillators with various parties both from the Public and Private Sectors and have now general agreement for three locations.

Phil Mills-Bishop Vice Chair of Stonehaven and District Community Council said: “Aberdeenshire Council are happy to have one located internally within Mackie Academy. The defibrillator will be located at the Main Reception area and access given in emergencies to the Public during the day from reception staff.”

A second defibrillator will be placed externally on Stonehaven Harbour and be available 24/7.

Phil continued: “The third agreed location is on the South side of the Market Square buildings by the telephone box. This would be an outside 24/7 housed defibrillator and would require a Listed Building Certificate from the local Planning Service.”

Local architect, businessman and Member of the Unionist Club Gary Black has agreed to help the Community Council in obtaining the necessary Listed Building Certificate. The cost of the outside box and affixing will be met by the Community Council and its sponsor.”

The defibrillators will be placed in the locations by SDCC in the coming months.

Mr Mills-Bishop added: “The Community Council asks the Stonehaven Community to contact the Mearns Leader with suggestions for the fourth and final defibrillator.

“The Community Council are also holding a Meet and Greet Coffee Morning on Saturday November 7 from 10.30am-1.30pm at Stonehaven Library where a defibrillator will be on show.”

Do you have a suggestion for the location of the life saving equipment?

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