Barnsley school ready to help save heart attack victims

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STAFF at a Barnsley special school are learning how to deal with heart attacks thanks to help from cardiac charity SADS UK.

Two new defibrillators have been installed at Greenacre School, which is keen to back the charity’s new Big Shock campaign.

Members of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Service have been in charge of the training, stressing how important the equipment is in saving lives.

SADS UK founder Anne Jolly said: “We’re pleased that Greenacre School will benefit from having defibrillators on the premises.

“It’s good to know that if sudden cardiac arrest occurs, the school will have a defibrillator quickly available to restart the heart.”

The school’s finance administrator Joshua Greaves said: “We are extremely grateful for the support and training SADS UK has provided, equipping us as never before to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our staff and pupils.”

The charity is campaigning to make defibrillators mandatory in all schools to save lives and works to put the lifesaving equipment in place.