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Zac Sherratt

Dozens of life-saving defibrillators installed at railway stations across North East

Train operator Northern is installing dozens of potentially life-saving defibrillators across its stations - after more than a hundred were introduced last year.

The rail provider is adding defibrillators to 60 more stations this year, joining the 187 already in use - which were used on 22 occasions last year.

Every defibrillator comes with a simple step-by-step guide on how to use the equipment, while clever internal computers will monitor heart rhythms and deliver the electric shock if it is needed.

Tricia Williams, chief operating officer at Northern, said: “Our defibrillators are a huge benefit to both our customers and the communities we serve, as they are all positioned in public places, where anyone can use them.

“The installation of 60 more defibrillators could help save even more lives. We plan to continue to introduce this equipment at even more of our stations.”

Stations in the North East set to get a defibrillator include Sunderland, MetroCentre, Chester-Le-Street, Prudhoe, Seaham, Bishop Auckland, and Newton Aycliffe.

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