Life Saving Purchase!

A lifesaving defibrillator has been purchased at Ashby Castle Day Nursery.

The device, which delivers an electric current to restart the heart, can be used on children in an emergency.

An estimated 270 children in the UK die every year from sudden cardiac arrest. If CPR is performed and a defibrillator is used in the first 5 minutes the chance of survival jumps from 6% to 74%.

As well as this vital piece of life saving equipment the nursery has also achieved the prestigiousMillies Mark award which ensures every staff member is fully training in Paediatric First Aid including how to use a defibrillator.