Cardiac Coverage Report 2024

Welcome to the 2024 Cardiac Coverage Report


This report follows on from 2022/23 focusing on the survival rates from collapse to hospital discharge in the event of an Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest. The 2020/21 report focused on the number of defibrillators ditributed across the UK.

Our 2024 report shows a big increase of registered and available defibrillators across the UK. With many areas showing a positive increase in available defibrillators per 10,000 people.

See how well your local area has performed below.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE. It can happen to anyone regardless of age, gender, health, ethnicity or geography. Has your community, business, public access space, sports club got a defibrillator?

What is Sudden Cardiac Arrest?


Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is the abrupt loss of heart function, breathing and consciousness. The condition usually results from a problem with your heart's electrical system, which disrupts your heart's pumping action and stops blood flow to your body. This results in the individual collapsing, being unresponsive, and not breathing. There are over 60,000 Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrests (OHCA) in the UK each year, with around 30,000 resuscitations attempted from an ambulance service. 

Survival is possible with fast, appropriate care. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and using a defibrillator (AED) help improve the chances of survival until emergency services arrive but must be administered within 3-5 minutes of collapse.  For every minute that treatment is delayed, survival chances decrease by 10%.  Prompt action is vital.

To read the 2022/23 report click here

To read the 2020/21 report click here

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