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Local Business Donates Life-Saving Medical Equipment

Craig Hall handing over the AEDs to Wales High School

Left – right: Craig Hall, Dominic Beck, Richard Harrison, Pepe Di’lasio, and Amy Fretwell.

Wales High School now has four mounted ‘top of the range’ CellAED Defibrillators located around the school and also an additional device to take out on school visits to increase the safety of all students, teachers, staff and visitors.

The AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) were kindly donated by Craig Hall, the Managing Director of CorMed-DX, a local business based in Todwick, specialising in the production of AEDs.

The donation builds on the existing AED provision at Wales High School and students being taught life-saving methods such as CPR and the purpose of defibrillators in lessons.

Richard Harrison, Assistant Headteacher, said: “The new AED locations are strategically placed, paying particular attention to areas that are close to playing fields and places that young people and the wider community use daily.  Students and staff have also received further training and resources on how to use the new CellAED’s”.

The new AEDs can be found in the following locations:

  • The Back Field (located at the Maths exit).
  • The Tower Block (Geography).
  • Art.
  • Plus, an additional mobile unit that can be taken out for educational visits.


Pepe Di’Iasio, Headteacher, said: “Craig’s potentially life-saving donation has enabled us to make available more defibrillators around the school, drastically increasing the chance of students, staff and visitors surviving a cardiac arrest. Combined with the school’s recently appointed School Nurse and curriculum provision, the donation will enable us to act quickly to help save a life.”