Public Access Defibrillators

Located on outer walls at:

1. Fyfe Park Clinic, corner of Fyfe Park / Fraser Place

2. Village Hall, Aquithie Road

3. Alehousewells Primary School

4 . The Steadings, adjacent to junction of Aquithie Road / Dalmadilly (see below)

5. Kemnay Golf Club Pro’ Shop, Monymusk Road

CPR: 30 chest compressions : 2 rescue breaths


How YOU Helped

Kemnay Community Council Defibrillator Group

PADS Meeting held on 17th January 2017-01-20

3. Summary of Achievements in 2016

a.     A successful campaign to raise funds for Publically Accessed Defibrillator Units was achieved and is still ongoing. Currently nine collection boxes are distributed throughout Kemnay. The folks in Kemnay have been extremely supportive and generous with their contributions. The Dairy in Inverurie also contributed.

b.    A grant of £4000 was obtained from Scottish Southern Electricity and is being ring-fenced to pay for maintenance and the purchase of one additional PADS unit.

c.     Three Pads Units were purchased through the British Heart Foundation at a reduced cost amounting to £400 per unit. The units being fitted at the Village Hall, Bogbeth Park Pavilion and Fyfe Park Health Clinic – following a hard fought engagement with Aberdeenshire Council and the NHS. The PADS units were fitted by Cummings Fire &Security together with all relevant certification.

d.    The three operational PADS units have been registered with the Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) and are now part of their database. Teams of two persons are now checking the units on a weekly basis and monthly maintenance reports are being submitted to the SAS.

e.    The cabinet containing the PADS unit at Bogbeth Park Pavilion was vandalised on the 13th December 2016 and a replacement cabinet door is currently on order. This unit has temporarily been removed from the SAS database.

f.      Many businesses in Kemnay provided sponsorship or donations – Burnett Arms, Bennachie Lodge, Collies, Lingard, Pharmacist, McColls, The Co-ops, Ying’s takeaway, Hi-Fri, Cardamon Takeaway, Essentials, Cummings Fire & Gas, Brian Downie Car Sales, Premier Coaches, Kemnay Golf Club, Kemnay Bowling Club and Kirkstyle Garage.

g.     Our thanks to Kemnay Newsletter, Kemnay Website and the Kemnay Facebook operators for there valuable active support

h.    Special thanks also to the Kemnay Cub Scouts and the Kemnay Brownies, to Steve Clark and to all individuals who are providing donations.

i.      Kemnay Academy was the venue for a very successful musical concert featuring the Grammar School Concert Band and organised by Alan Macdonald, ably assisted by the Kintore and Kemnay Rotary Club.

j.      A Training event was held in December with the aid of the Scottish ambulance services.

1.    Treasure’s Report: The treasurer GB with a total of £10,318.98 raised submitted a fully itemised financial report. The current balance being £6,626.79.

Programme for 2017

a.      Commencing in January Defibrillator familiarisation and CPR training will be held on the third Thursday and Friday each month until at least April.

b.     Funds are currently available to purchase a further two PADS units.

c.      It is the intent to locate a fourth PADS unit in the Alehousewells School area and a fifth PADS unit in the Dalmadilly area.