Irwin McKibben, Chairman of Heartbeat NI, a voluntary charity which supports children with congenital and acquired heart disease, was delighted last week to present a defibrillator for St Patrick’s College to student Shealyn Caulfield in the presence of her mum Claire (left) and school principal Cate Magee.
A spokesperson for St Patrick’s stated that Shealyn’s family identified the College as a worthy recipient for the device, adding: “While it is everyone’s hope that the defibrillator will never be needed we can rest assured that if an emergency does happen, then the device will be in situ, which will give everyone important peace of mind if the situation arises. The device is suitable for use on children over the age of 11 and, of course, adults and staff will be provided with full training in its use”.
Anyone who wishes to find out more about Heartbeat NI, can follow them on Facebook or Twitter or if you wish to support their work you can text BEAT10 and your amount to 70070. INBT 38-100JC