Defibrillators are located at:

The Torrent Complex Reception

Out of hours contact Patsy 07748575280, Damian 07825536580 or Aidan 07842861450

Donaghmore Main St, on The Credit Union wall

Keys available in The Butchery, The Credit Union, The Bottom Bar and The Torrent Pharmacy.

The following people recently completed a defribillator course at the Torrent Complex:

  • Shileen Murray
  • Beth Murray
  • Conor McAleer (07815186343)
  • Barry Cush (07818456294)
  • Narita Woods (07528003062)
  • Aisling Brady (07725160640)
  • Rhiannon Quinn (07759010468)
  • Aoife McGeary (07707105718)
  • Susan McGeary (07470112152)
  • Katherine McFall (07541398798)

About defibrillators

A high energy electric shock, given to the heart in some types of cardiac arrest, may restore a more stable rhythm. 

This is called defibrillation, and it's an essential lifesaving step in the chain of survival.

Simple to use

They are simple and safe. The machine gives clear spoken instructions. You don't need training to use one.

Once in position, the defibrillator detects the heart's rhythm. It won't deliver a shock unless one is needed.

Every second counts

After a cardiac arrest, every minute without CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and defibrillation reduces someone's chance of survival by 10 per cent.

When you call 999, the operator can tell you if there's a public access defibrillator nearby. Don't delay or interrupt chest compressions to get it, send someone else.

How to use a defibrillator

Defibrillators are very easy to use. Although they don’t all look the same, they all function in broadly the same way.

If you come across someone who is not breathing or breathing erratically, the most important thing is to call 999 and start CPR. If you're on your own, don't interrupt the CPR to go and get a defibrillator. When you can, send someone else to find one. Once the defibrillator is open, all you have to do is follow the spoken instructions.