Physios offer defibrillator training on Older People’s Day

Neurological Physiotherapy in Cheadle invited people to learn how to use a defibrillator on Older People's Day.

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Neurological Physiotherapy’s Stephanie Ingham, Bram Tynan, Madeline Watts (nurse), Lesley Jones, Claire Laverty, Carla Horricks, Tom Laverty, Megan Knowles-Eade, and (front right) Ceri-Lynne Morton

‘We have an annual Older People’s Day in our clinic when we invite people for blood pressure checks and to look at our exercise classes, but this year we added a free defibrillator training session,’ said Megan Knowles-Eade.

In May Ms Knowles-Eade, the practice’s assistant lead in community services, ran a marathon in Edinburgh to raise money to buy the defibrillator.

Donations exceeded expectations. As a result, the practice was able to purchase an external box so the defibrillator could be placed on the outside of its building. This means that it can be accessed by anyone at any time.

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by Gill Hitchcock

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