St. John Perth and Kinross

hand over a life-saving defibrillator

to Perth Street Pastors

 3 February.


“Early defibrillation can improve outcome in cardiac arrests. Street Pastors are often called to incidents in the city centre and having immediate access to a defibrillator will allow them to treat casualties quickly, and give them the best chance of survival,” Dr. Ian Morrison, St. John Scotland Perth & Kinross CPR lead.

“Street Pastors are on the streets to listen help and care for anyone in any need. As we are in mobile contact with other agencies they can contact us and through the kind donation of this defibrillator we can help and possibly save a life.”

Gordon Loudon, chair, Perth Street Pastors.

“We are delighted to hand over this defibrillator to Street Pastors in Perthshire. St John Scotland Perth& Kinross has an on-going campaign to roll out and facilitate the installation of defibrillators throughout the area, on this occasion it is the result of a generous donation from an anonymous Perth resident.”

Janice Webster, Chair of St. John Scotland Perth and Kinross committee.

“As Street Pastors in some 20 areas of Scotland seek to listen, help and care, people have many and varied needs.  The very kind provision of this defibrillator will facilitate helping in one of the more obvious needs, which can happen to anyone at any time anywhere”

Rev Sandy Gunn, Vice-Chair, Street Pastors, Scotland


In the Photo

          Dr. Ian Morrison, St. John Scotland P&K CPR Lead

          Janice Webster, Chair St. John Scotland P&K

          Hilary Mackenzie, Secretary, St. John Scotland P&K

          Gordon Loudon, Chair Perth Street Pastors

          Ian Roy, Coordinator, Perth Street Pastors

          Rev. Sandy Gunn, Vice-Chair, Street Pastors Scotland.