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Mrs Summers - An Update

posted 2 May 2018, 07:49 by Katrina Heather
As many of you will be aware, just before the Easter holidays Mrs Summers was taken ill. We are pleased to announce that she is on the road to recovery and has kindly agreed to sharing her story with you. 

On Wednesday 28th March whilst out on duty after school, Mrs Summers suffered a cardiac arrest. Fortunately first aid staff were onsite to assist and administer CPR as well as use the defibrillator until emergency services arrived. Mrs Summers was transported to St Mary's hospital where she was given life saving treatment. At the time there was no explanation for her heart to stop. 

Within a week of the incident she was well enough to be transported to Portsmouth Hospital to have heart surgery where they fitted a defibrillator to her chest. Last week she popped into school to speak with staff and is doing incredibly well given what she has been through. 

We are a school that promotes first aid training among staff and Mrs Summer's ordeal highlighted the importance for it. We will shortly be launching the 'Call, Push, Rescue' campaign via the British Heart Foundation offering CPR training to students and unqualified staff in the Academy. More information on this will be shared shortly. 

Mrs Summers has thanked everyone for their support and will no doubt be back with us very soon.