Oaks Hospital presents Myland's Primary School with a defibrillator
Tuesday 17th July 2018
After raising £1,025 during our Restart a Heart Day, the Oaks Hospital nursing team presented a brand-new Hand on Heart defibrillator to the children of Myland Primary School.
"Hand on Heart’s mission is to keep children safe and prevent the deaths of the 12 young people who die of sudden cardiac arrest each week in the UK. Schools are so important to everyday life and having a defibrillator on the premises may not just save the lives of the students and staff but also parents, volunteers and residents within the local community. To date, Hand on Heart has placed over 1000 defibrillator packages to schools and communities across the UK. We have trained over 9352 staff to use a defibrillator and taught over 38000 children how to perform basic life support."
Oaks Hospital also welcomed 45 Myland Primary School Year 6 children to participate in the free CPR training and we were thrilled that we were able to present a brand-new Hand on Heart defibrillator to the school following the success of our Restart a Heart Day.