After some of remuneration for the school budget this year, we have extra funding and we have decided to use this to purchase a heart defibrillator. The defibrillator will be stored in the school office and has the facility to be used on both adults and children. Key school staff will be receiving intensive training on the use of the defibrillator and I feel it is important to make you aware of the new resource. I will also be writing to the library and doctor’s surgery to make them aware.
Defibrillators can improve a person’s chances of survival following cardiac arrest by up to 70% and I believe we are one of the first schools in the country to purchase the resource. I sincerely hope that the defibrillator will be a waste of money and that we never need to use it. However I am sure you will agree it is reassuring that, should such an instance occur where someone goes into cardiac arrest, we are as well equipped as possible to deal with the situation.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions regarding the defibrillator.
Please download the letter here: Defibrillator letter