Following work done by The Tweed Hospital Resuscitation Committee in addressing the need for rapid response systems and Basic Life Support training for hospital staff, new equipment was purchased by the Auxiliary.
The Auxiliary donated seven Critical Care Defibrillators, 19 Automated External Defibrillators and one Lucas 3 Chest Compression System.
A two-week education program involving on-site training with the new equipment has seen approximately 580 staff trained across The Tweed Hospital.
“A special thank you must go to the Auxiliary for all their volunteer work and donations to provide funds for this lifesaving equipment,” Andrea Thawley, Clinical Nurse Consultant Emergency, said.
Staff have praised the new equipment, and how easy it is to use in an emergency situation.
“The Lifepak 15 defibrillator was easy to operate during a recent rapid response in Coronary Care, eliminating any confusion during a stressful situation,” Marg Crilly, Clinical Nurse Specialist Emergency, said.