Improving heart health: providing defibrillators to schools

Today saw the start of the largest ever defibrillator rollout programme in England, delivering on the Conservative government's commitment to ensure every school has a device by the end of this academic year, providing pupils and staff with access to lifesaving first-aid equipment.

  • The government is committed to making sure that every school in England has a defibrillator by the end of this academic year, as part of helping schools teaching first aid and CPR.
  • That is why we are today delivering new defibrillators to the first of 18,000 state funded schools that will receive 20,000 new devices this year, including extra defibrillators at sports facilities, as part of the largest ever defibrillator rollout programme in England.
  • The new devices will save lives and give pupils, parents, and teachers peace of mind, while providing the tools schools’ need to keep pupils safe.


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