Defibrillators are installed in schools
ALL schools in the Outer Hebrides now have a defibrillator.
At the Education, Sport and Children’s Services meeting in June 2016, the comhairle approved a grant payment to Lucky2BHere, a charity which has placed defibrillators and delivered emergency life support (ELS) training in numerous areas throughout Scotland.
It was also agreed charity volunteers would deliver ELS training at each of the schools. This training was open to all school staff and to pupils from P5 upwards.
Only four schools remained to have training provided: Sir E Scott School, Leverhulme Memorial School, Stornoway Primary School and the Nicolson Institute.
To date 874 pupils have received ELS training.