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Defibrillators in the Rochdale borough

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​What are defibrillators and how can they help?

If a person suffers a sudden cardiac arrest, sometimes a high energy electric shock can restore a more stable rhythm and save their life.

This is called defibrillation and is done using a machine called a defibrillator. These are sometimes known as 'defibs' or automated external defibrillators (AEDs).

There are two types of defibrillators:

  • Community Public Access Defibrillator (CPAD): placed inside an external, locked cabinet, in the community that can be opened with a code provided by the 999 call taker should it be needed.
  • Static defibrillator: placed inside a building and available for as long as the building remains open eg an office between 9am - 5pm.

In the event that you witness a person in cardiac arrest you should start CPR and ring 999

If there is a defibrillator nearby, the ambulance service operator will direct you to it, give you the code to open the cabinet and take the defibrillator. The defibrillator will talk you through ​what to do until the paramedics arrive.

A person's chances of surviving a cardiac arrest can be tripled if defibrillation is done early enough and as part of the four-step Chain of Survival

Where​ are the defibrillators in our borough?

Our Gold CardiacSmart Award winning Public Health Team has donated defibrillators to community locations across our borough, to make it a safer place to live. ​The defibrillator locations​ are listed below:​​​

Location​
Address
Defibrillator type
Brook House Oldham Road
Middleton
M24 1AY
Static
Burnside Community Centre 38 Burnside Crescent
Castleton
Rochdale
OL11 3AF
Static​
Castlemere Community Centre Tweedale Street
Rochdale
OL11 1HH
Static​
Castleton Swimming PoolManchester Road
Castleton
Rochdale
OL11 3AF
Static​
Deeplish Community CentreHare Street
Rochdale
OL11 1JT
Static​
Heady Hill Community Centre Whalley Road
Heywood
OL10 3JG
Static​
KoKo Kobana LoungePacker Street
Town Hall Square
Rochdale
OL16 1NJ
CPAD​
Littleborough Boxing Club Brown Street
Littleborough
M24 5NN
Static​
Mecca Bingo Smith Street
Rochdale
OL16 1YH ​
CPAD​
​​Milnrow Working Men's Club​133 Dale Street
Milnrow
OL16 3NW
​CPAD
Norden Old Library​Edenfield Road
Rochdale
OL11 5XE
​CPAD
Regal Moon The Butts
Rochdale
OL16 1HB ​
CPAD​
Rochdale AFC Spotland Stadium
Sandy Lane
Rochdale
​OL11 5DS
CPAD​
Rochdale Borough Council Environmental Management Green Lane Depot
Green Lane
Heywood
OL10 2DY ​
Static​
Rochdale Cricket, Lacrosse and Squash ClubBridgefold Road
Rochdale
OL11 5BX ​
Static​
Rochdale Town Hall The Esplanade
Rochdale
OL16 1AB
Static​
Smithy Bridge Primary School​Smithybridge
Littleborough
OL15 0DY
​CPAD
Soccer VillageWildhouse Lane
Milnrow
OL16 3TW ​
Static​
St John’s Ambulance Cycle Response Team MOBILE ​
Tesco Express Heywood York Street
Heywood
OL10 4NS​
Static​
Tesco Express Norden Edenfield Road
Rochdale
OL12 7PD​
Static​
The Bobbin' Public House​3 Dale Street
Milnrow
OL16 3LH
​CPAD
Tunshill Golf ClubKiln Lane
Milnrow
OL16 3TS ​
CPAD​
Women’s Housing Action Group679 Manchester Road
Castleton
Rochdale
OL11 3AA ​
CPAD​​
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There are even more defibrillators registered in the Rochdale borough which the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) are aware of and can direct 999 callers to if necessary.

How can I register a defibrillator? 

It's really important that the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) know where all the defibrillators are in our borough. They use this information to direct 999 callers to their nearest defibrillator in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest and also to identify areas where defibrillators are needed.

If your organisation, business or school has a defibrillator you can register it using the form on the Cardiac Smart website and help save lives: Tell us about your defib'​​​​​​​​​​​

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Contact

01706 927089

Public Health Service
Number One Riverside
Smith Street
Rochdale OL16 1XU

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