Saving lives with defibrillators

03 Oct 2022


In recent years, Concept Hygiene have noticed and acted on the need for accessible defibrillators without capital outlay for schools, businesses and leisure facilities.

People who suffer a sudden cardiac arrest need immediate help. You need to get to a defibrillator and have it on the patient in under four minutes for best chance of success. If a defibrillator is used and effective CPR is performed within 3-5 minutes of cardiac arrest, their chance of survival increases from 6% to 74%.

You don’t need to be medically trained, or even first aid trained to administer a defibrillator. The units will talk you through the process and the ambulance service will assist when 999 is called.

At the moment, there are approximately 10,000 defibrillators in the UK, with defibrillator map, The Circuit, showing the emergency services where the closest unit is.

We supply a number of small and large companies alike with serviced defibrillator packages, ensuring full peace of mind in the knowledge that the unit on-site is always rescue ready and can be used in the case of emergency at any given time.

High profile cases such as Christien Erikkson have highlighted to the general public the importance of having defibrillators to hand and in this year alone, our units have been successfully administered on-site and have saved five lives.

Immediacy is the key with a cardiac arrest and it was the quick thinking and bravery of staff that ensured the patient was stable before the emergency services arrived.

In April of this year, we were contacted by the family of Ivy Wright, from St Helens, who asked if we could be of any assistance acquiring a defibrillator for use in Ivy’s day to day life. At only three years old, Ivy had a cardiac arrest at home and her life was saved by her dad and the paramedics. She has a heart condition that only affects 10 children in the UK and is at high risk of a repeat cardiac arrest. Andrew Cotter, our Managing Director, agreed to give Ivy a unit, after her nursery had fundraised for a unit to ensure she would be covered there.

Ivy has thankfully not needed to use the unit as of yet, but the “fib” has travelled on holiday with her and is now a constant in Ivy’s life.

If you are interested in having a defibrillator onsite for your business, school, leisure club or housing development, please contact for more information or visit our website:

St Helens Chamber members receive 5% discount on serviced defibrillator packages.