Sinn Féin Councillor Colly Kelly has welcomed a commitment from Education Minister John O’Dowd to work with the health department on a strategy to train pupils in the use of defibrillators.
“I have been campaigning for a number of years to have lifesaving defibrillators in as many locations in Derry as possible, including schools, sports clubs and community facilities.
“As well as having the defibrillators in place, it is vitally important that people know how to use them to save lives in the case of an emergency.
“My party colleague Oliver McMullan asked Education Minister John O’Dowd what training is in schools to deal with cardiopulmonary resuscitation and peripheral artery disease awareness.
“John O’Dowd responded to say he will be working with the Department of Health to take forward the implementation of the Community Resuscitation Strategy and this will include the use of CPR training resources.”