England to Roll Out Defibrillators for All State Schools

State-funded schools across England will receive defibrillators under new government plans to make sure there is a device in every school, boosting their numbers in communities across the country.

Commenting on the Department for Education’s defibrillator rollout to every state school, Sue Hampshire, Director of Clinical and Service Development at Resuscitation Council UK said:

“It’s great news that a defibrillator is being given to every state school without one during the current school year. Early CPR and defibrillation can more than double survival rates, this initiative will help to save lives, and anyone can use a defibrillator, they tell you exactly what to do.

The DfE programme will achieve even greater defibrillator coverage across England if they are placed on school gates and accessible to whole communities, rather than being locked inside schools.”

This is a summary of an article published by ResuscitationCouncilUK: https://www.resus.org.uk/about-us/news-and-events/dfe-announces-defibrillator-rollout-to-all-state-schools

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