Welcome to the Heartstart UK Tadley Triangle website. We hope that you find the site useful and informative. If you have any comments about this site, please feel free to contact us.
Heartstart UK is an initiative co-ordinated by the British Heart Foundation to teach members of the public what to do in a life-threatening emergency: "simple skills that can save lives".
You may also be interested to know that during our Heartstart Courses we give you a demonstration of how to use a defibrillator. There are many defibrillators available in public places such as train stations, shopping centres, airport and leisure centres. These defibrillators are often known as public access defibrillators (PAD) as anyone can use them in an emergency. You shouldn’t be afraid of using a defibrillator if someone has had a cardiac arrest.
If you’re thinking about getting a defibrillator we recommend that you talk to your local NHS ambulance service first. It’s really important that the ambulance service knows about your defibrillator so 999 operators can quickly identify a nearby device in future emergencies. They might also be able to provide advice about where exactly to place the defibrillator and which kind to buy.