Defibrillators should be in all new homes, say MPs

A wall mounted automated external defibrillator
A group of MPs have published a report calling for all new homes to install defibrillators (Image credit: Getty Images)

A group of MPs has called for the mandatory installation of defibrillators in all new homes following a sharp rise in cases of cardiac arrests.

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA) affected over 100,000 people in the UK in the last year, prompting calls to install defibrillators in homes with most of these cases occurring inside homes in a landmark report.

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News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.