Petersfield Museum and Art Gallery Installs New Lifesaving Defibrillator

Petersfield Museum and Art Gallery is committed to enhancing public safety in Petersfield with the recent installation of an automated external defibrillator (AED). Positioned along the building's eastern exterior wall, this defibrillator will be accessible 24 hours a day, equipped with clear step-by-step instructions for the public in case of an emergency. 

Defibrillator located in bright yellow box with green sticker indicating to dial 999 for access code.

Registered with emergency services as of January 2024, this AED is an invaluable asset. In an emergency, individuals are urged to call 999 to be directed to the nearest available AED by the ambulance service. 

“While Petersfield has several defibrillators around the town, the one located at the Museum and Art Gallery will be accessible at any time regardless of our opening hours. It is crucial that if the unthinkable happens, local residents can access the tools needed to help save someone’s life.” Dan McWilliam, Museum Director 

Petersfield Museum and Art Gallery's defibrillator installation has been made possible through the generosity of players of the EHDC Community Lottery and the East Hampshire Lottery Community Chest 2023 capital grant. Additional support was provided by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) Defibrillator Scheme. 

“Petersfield Museum and Art Gallery is most grateful to everyone who has contributed to another link in the chain of such an important life-saving device around the heart of Petersfield.” Jeremy Mitchell, Trustee, Fundraiser and Keeper of the Edward Thomas Study Centre 

This new defibrillator represents a vital resource that can make a significant difference in those critical moments following a cardiac arrest. Petersfield Museum and Art Gallery is proud to contribute to the safety and well-being of the local community. 

Exterior brick and flint walls of Petersfield Museum and Art Gallery with big green arrow pointing to eastern wall where the defibrillator is located.

For more information on defibrillators and resources, please visit the British Heart Foundation, Resuscitation Council UK or your local Ambulance Service (South Central Ambulance Service). 

In case of an emergency, always dial 999 for emergency services.