Gef and 3FM have reported this excellent news:

Manx Telecom has announced it is working with Craig’s Heartstrong Foundation to arrange for defibrillators to be installed in a number of payphone kiosks around the island that are being taken out of service.

The company is responding to the appeal by the Foundation for more defibrillators to be available following the recent cardiac arrest suffered by Danish footballer Christian Eriksen during a Euro 2020 match.

Exact locations will be decided in conjunction with the Foundation and the island’s ambulance service but will involve several of the payphone kiosks recently identified for decommissioning. 

Phone Boxes to House Defibrillators

Currently, there is no public map of where publicly-available defibrillators are located on the Isle of Man. As the candidate for Douglas East, I want to see this improved, so that there is a publicly available registration and mapping service of defibrillators on our island.

Michael Josem

Michael Josem is a long-term consumer advocate, most prominently as a global leader in combating fraud in the online gambling industry. He was in part the inspiration for the 20th Century Fox Movie, Runner Runner, starring Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake.

Josem has over a decade of experience as a senior business leader working across various high-tech and online industries, and takes action to build a better community. His primary volunteer roles include service for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and Graih, the homelessness charity.