STAFF at a business centre in Henley have been taught how to use a defibrillator as
STAFF at a business centre in Henley have been taught how to use a defibrillator as part of the Millie’s Dream appeal.
The device has been installed outside the Hub in Station Road, where a number of small firms are based, and the employees were shown how to use it by St John Ambulance trainers Emma Fulford and Bernie Martin. They were also given first aid training.
Jackie Outram, of Quintessa, a mathematical and scientific consultancy, said: “It’s important to make sure that the safety of the workers is looked after in case of emergencies and people learnt valuable life skills.”
All the businesses contributed towards the defibrillator, which cost £1,500. Millie’s Dream was launched by Sarah Roberts, of King’s Road, Henley, in September 2013 and is named after her eight-year-old daughter, a pupil at Rupert House School, who has a heart and lung condition. So far, almost 40 devices have been installed at schools and for community use.