Community News: Defibrillator on School Premises

18th November 2013

Liscard Primary School is pleased to announce that it has now purchased a Defibrillator.

It is reported that there are as many as 270 sudden cardiac arrests in British schools each year, but there is no requirement for defibrillators to be kept on school premises.  If a defibrillator is used immediately to restart the heart after cardiac arrest there is a much better chance of survival.  The automated defibrillator is a small portable device, simple to use and won't give a defibrillation shock unless the victim needs this therapy to start their heart.

Hopefully it will never need to be used but it was felt that having a potentially life saving piece of equipment on the premises would provide reassurance for the whole community.