Defibrillators in Graig Ward

Find your Nearest Defibrillator

To find the nearest defibrillator, go to and add your location, post code or address.  

About Defibrillators 

A defibrillator is a medical device used to deliver a dose of electric current to the heart. Its main purpose is to treat life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias, particularly ventricular fibrillation and pulseless ventricular tachycardia.

In the UK, defibrillators are commonly found in various public places, including schools, sports facilities, shopping centres, and transportation hubs, as part of initiatives to improve public access to emergency care. These are often Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs), which are designed for use by laypersons with minimal training. They provide audio and visual instructions to guide users through the process, ensuring they can be effectively operated even by those without medical training.

Legally, anyone can use an AED in an emergency in the UK without fear of liability, thanks to the Good Samaritan law, which protects individuals who assist someone in distress.

Our Defibrillators 

In Bassaleg, Rhiwderin and Lower Machen, we have 7 defibrillators. These are located in a range of locations. Please be aware, access to some is not 24 / 7.

Graig Community Council supports two defibrillators, one at Graig Community Centre, the other at Rhiwderin Community Centre. Both defibrillators were installed as part of Jacks Appeal,, a charity whose main focus is to provide communities with 24/7 public access defibrillators (externally housed in secure cabinets).

The additional defibrillators can be seen in the map on this page. Please note there are also defibrillators just outside Graig Ward at Linc Cymru Housing Association, Newport Fugitives Athletic Club and Pye Corner Train Station.

Registering a defibrillator on The Circuit, the national defibrillator network, is crucial. This allows emergency services to know where a particular defibrillator is, and can access in an emergency. Knowing its location can significantly increase the chances of saving lives.

The quickest way for the public to find the nearest defibrillator is to go to – add your postcode and a map will show the nearest units. Select the one closest and the address will be shown. Each defibrillator has full instructions on how to access. In summary:

What to do in an Emergency

1. Dials 999

2. Keep calm and follow instructions 

3. Tell the Operator the unique code on the unit

4. The Operator provided code will open the unit

5. The caller should remain in contact with the Operator for further guidance