We're delighted to have been able to offer a defibrillator to Balladen Community Primary School after receiving funding from the Tesco Bags of Help scheme.
It is believed that 270 children die in the UK every year after suffering a Sudden Cardiac Arrest at school. Defibrillators are easy to use with each machine giving step by step instructions. The machine plays a vital part in the management of a cardiac arrest. The defibrillator is registered with the ambulance service and anyone needing to access the machine should call 999.
Pictured is First Aid Co-ordinator, Bernadette Eastwood who will be responsible for checking the defibrillator. Defibrillators should be checked weekly to ensure the battery and pads are in date and working. This defibrillator has been registered with the local ambulance service and anyone needed access to it should call 999 in the first instance.