– ABBEY CENTRE – FASHION, FOOD, LIFESAVING –
Abbey Centre has joined forces with Staff Training NI and Stryker to host the ‘Abbey Centre Lifesaving Skills Schools Initiative.’
The Newtownabbey-based retail destination is the title sponsor of the Lifesaving Skills Schools roadshow, which will visit twenty post-primary schools throughout the Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough area and further afield, to teach fourteen students and two teachers from each school essential lifesaving skills.
The nurse-led training programme will teach the importance of lifesaving skills including CPR, AED Defib, Choking and EpiPens.
Mark Stewart, Abbey Centre Manager says:
Each of the twenty participating schools in the Abbey Centre Lifesaving Skills Schools Initiative will receive two free Stryker Defib flat training kits as well as a £100 cash donation from Abbey Centre towards the purchase of a school defibrillator or clinical consumables.
Each participating student will also receive a certificate of completion, £10 Abbey Centre gift card and Skechers discount voucher.
The survival rate for someone suffering a sudden cardiac arrest decreases by 10% every minute. If defibrillation occurs within the first minutes of a cardiac arrest occurring, the survival rate for victims can be as high as 90%.
Mark Stewart, Abbey Centre Manager continues:
The programme, supported by the Education Authority, will be delivered by nurses from Staff Training NI.
Chris Lindsay, Training Manager at Staff Training NI adds:
Glenn Walsh, Education Authority; Chris Lindsay, Training Manager at Staff Training NI, with Mark Stewart, Abbey Centre, Centre Manager.
Pictured L-R Group Shot:
Rosie Kinnear, Deputy Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey; David McClurg, BDE & ME for Staff Nursing Ltd and Staff Training NI; Chris Lindsay, Training Manager at Staff Training NI; Mark Stewart, Abbey Centre, Centre Manager; Mark Bailie, Director, MKB Medical Services (Stryker Supplier), with Glenn Walsh, Education Authority.