Lifesaving tool delivered to the school...

Friends of Gateway Primary Free School (GPFS PTA) recently purchased a defibrillator which will be placed in the Lower Heart Space, adjacent to the main reception. 

The purchase was made following a request from Head of School, Mr Thom Martin who suggested that it would be helpful to have such a vital item of life saving kit as a precaution at the Gateway Primary Free School.  

A defibrillator, otherwise known as an IPAD (Intelligent Public Access Defibrillator), delivers an electric shock to the heart when someone is having a cardiac arrest and every minute without CPR or defibrillation reduces their chances of survival by 10%.

Mr Stuart Redford, Chairman for the GPFS PTA, said “I would like to thank Mrs Sharon Watkinson from the Gateway Academy for her help and assistance with the purchase. Being a First Responder, Sharon is well aware of the importance of owning a defibrillator and placing it on-site within easy access to all, and indeed secured the same for the Gateway Academy in 2015.”

Pictured with Stuart Redford, is Head of School, Mr Thom Martin and Office Manager, Miss Kathryn Luckin


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