THERE are no free-to-use defibrillators in Bradford city centre according to a database of the life-saving equipment compiled by HeartSafe.

The website, which aims to make people aware of where the nearest automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are to them and if they are available 24/7 or only at specific times.

AEDs are a vital piece of emergency equipment when a person suffers a cardiac arrest – as was demonstrated at the weekend when a defibrillator was used to resuscitate Denmark footballer Christian Eriksen after he collapsed on the pitch after suffering a heart attack during his teams Euro 2020 match against Finland.

HeartSafe’s online database shows there are only seven AEDs available for use 24/7 in the Bradford district and surrounding areas, and a further 12 in the area available at limited times, mainly during office hours.

It also reveals there are no defibrillators currently registered to HeartSafe located in Bradford city centre, and just one located in the entire area inside Bradford ring road.

By comparison, in Leeds city centre there are 20 AEDs available for use, two in Wakefield and one in Huddersfield centres

Major towns and villages including Holme Wood, Greengates, Clayton, Queensbury, Thornton, Wyke, Baildon, Menston, Burley-in-Wharfedale, Keighley town centre, and Oxenhope have no AED coverage currently registered to HeartSafe, while in surrounding areas Birkenshaw, Otley, Brighouse, Cleckheaton and Heckmondwike also have no coverage.

This means if someone suffers a heart attack in these areas their chances of survival are significantly diminished.

These are the locations of all the publicly available AEDs in the Bradford district and surrounding areas currently registered with HeartSafe:

Available 24/7 for use

  • Lynfield Mount Hospital
  • Incommunities, Victoria Street, Shipley
  • Nell Bank Centre, Denton Road, Ilkley
  • Ryshworth Club, Crossflatts
  • Embsay with Eastby Parish Council, Eastby
  • Morrisons, Guiseley
  • West End Pub, Latham Lane, Gomersal

Limited access AEDs

  • NG Bailey, Low Moor – 8am to 5pm, Monday-Thursday
  • Dantex Graphics, King’s Road – 8.30am to 5pm, Monday-Friday
  • Eccleshill United FC, Kingsway – 9am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday
  • Interface Europe, Shelf – 8.30am to 5pm, Monday-Friday
  • Victoria Works, Bingley – 8.30am to 5pm, Monday-Friday
  • STRI Ltd, St Ives Estate – Office hours
  • Branshaw Golf Club, Oakworth – 8am to 4pm every day
  • Redrow Homes site offices at Thornhill Road, Steeton, and Calverley Lane, Horsforth – 8.30am to 4pm, Monday-Friday
  • Skipton Golf Club – 8am to 4pm, every day
  • Morgan Sindall site office, Brownberrie Lane, Horsforth – 7am to 5.30pm, Monday-Friday
  • West Yorkshire Joint Services, Nepshaw Lane South, Morley – 8.30am to 5pm, Monday-Friday

If your premises has a defibrillator which is not on the list, visit the HeartSafe website to register your device with the life-saving organisation.