Decision details

Implementation of the Council's defibrillator policy

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Health and Social Care

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

Oldham Council and Councillors receive requests from community groups on an ad hoc basis to consider whether funding applications could be supported for the purchase and installation of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). In addition to this there are requests to install devices in Council owned buildings or on Council owned land. The requests are made through various channels such as to Councillors or direct to departments. In the past this has led to inconsistent responses, with some geographical areas having a high concentration of AEDs, and other areas a lower concentration. Should a community device be installed in a Council building or on a Council site and the community group disband, responsibility for regular maintenance checks and repairs may fall to the Council, which is not without cost or resource implication.

Decision:

RESOLVED - That: b) the policy was approved along with support for full implementation for utilising it when applications are made for either funding an AED or for permissions to install in or on Council owned sites or buildings.

Reasons for the decision:

Option 1 To not approve the Council defibrillator policy and continue responding to requests in an inconsistent way.
Option 2 To approve the policy and support full implementation for utilising it when applications are made for either funding an AED or for permissions to install in or on Council owned sites or buildings.

Alternative options considered:

Option 1 - To not approve the Council defibrillator policy and continue responding to requests in an inconsistent way.

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Policy developed across departments including public health, policy, districts team, environmental services and facilities management.
The policy has been agreed at management board, and finally signed off by the cabinet member for health and social care.

Contact: Anna Tebay, Public Health Specialist Email: anna.tebay@oldham.gov.uk Email: anna.tebay@oldham.gov.uk.

Publication date: 12/09/2023

Date of decision: 08/08/2023

Effective from:

Current call-in Count: 0

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