Tesco to install defibrillators in stores

25 April 2016 - Janet Bird

tesco defibrillator in stores

Tesco has announced it is to install defibrillators in over 900 stores in a bid to improve heart attack survival rates.

Around 729 Tesco Extra stores and superstores, as well as 178 Tesco Metro outlets, are to be given a defibrillator unit.

The move comes after the British Heart Foundation (BHF) released statistics revealing that over 30,000 people a year suffer a cardiac arrest outside of hospital in the UK, yet less than one in ten survive.

Welcoming Tesco's announcement, the BHF said having access to a defibrillator in the case of a cardiac arrest could often mean the difference between life and death.

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