COMMUNITY PUBLIC ACCESS DEFIBRILLATORS (CPADS) in the local area:
Please let us know of any additions or corrections.
Gastrells Primary School, Kingscourt Lane GL5 3PS
Kings Head, The Street, Kingscourt GL5 5DR
There is also a defibrillator in Rodborough Primary School, Rodborough Hill, GL5 3RT but it is only available during school hours.
Others in the Stroud area
- Bell Inn, Enderley House, Bell Lane, Selsley, GL5 5JY
- Crown and Sceptre, 98 Horns Road, Stroud, GL5 1EG
- Box Village Hall, Box, GL6 9HE
- Chalford Parish Council, 50 Geralds Way, Chalford, GL6 9HE
- Miserden Parish Council, Telephone Box opp Carpenters Arms, Miserden, GL6 7JA
- Nailsworth Tesco, Old Market, Nailsworth, GL6 0DU
- Oakridge Kim’s Shop, Post Office, Oakridge Lynch, GL6 7NZ
- Butchers Arms, Sheepscombe, GL6 7RH
- The Woolpack Inn, Slad, GL6 7QA
- Randwick Hall, Chapel Fields, Randwick, GL6 6HS
- Southfield Care Home – OSCT, Park Road, Stroud, GL5 2JQ
- Wyatt House (OSJCT), Matthews Way, Paganhill, GL5 4EE
- Minchinhampton public toilets, Bell Lane, Minchinhampton
- Oldends Park, Stonehouse, GL10 2DG
- The Elms, Stonehouse, GL10 2NP
When a member of the public dials 999, they are notified of the nearest
CPAD within 200 metres as the crow flies of their location. The reasoning
behind this is that 200 metres as the crow flies could be a 400 metre walk
there and back, this would take someone about eight minutes. The optimum
time for a defibrillator to get the patient is the first three to four
minutes after a cardiac arrest. We would not encourage a person to drive
to the location of the defibrillator, as they could be in a heightened
state of anxiety and thus putting themselves and others at risk.
What is a defibrillator?
A defibrillator, sometimes known as an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is a small electronic device designed to allow minimally trained people to provide lifesaving defibrillation (electric shock to the heart) to victims of sudden cardiac arrest.
The device analyses and looks for shockable heart rhythm, advises the rescuer of the need for defibrillation and delivers a shock if needed.
A defibrillator applies a brief pulse of electrical current allowing the heart’s normal electrical system to resume normal control. (Please note that a 100% success rate cannot be guaranteed, but this could be the casualty’s best and only chance of survival).
What are CPADs?
CPADs are cabinets located on the outside wall of a building so that the AED inside can be accessible 24/7 to anyone in the vicinity who requires it. It means more people could benefit from the presence of your device and more lives could be saved.
The cabinets have a key code lock and the code is accessed by calling 999 which means the device re-mains secure.