There's disappointment from campaigners after the Government said it won't pay for potentially life-saving equipment.
The first of 122 defibrillators to be installed in Liverpool's schools is being handed over today.
All primary schools in Liverpool are getting defibrillators in a £100,000 project to buy the potentially life-saving devices.
Oliver King suffered a cardiac arrest and died during a swimming lesson at the King David campus in 2011. His family believe a defibrillator would have saved his life. Oliver's father Mark who set up the Oliver King foundation says today's recommendation is what they'd been hoping for.
Calls for more defibrillators in public buildings will be debated in parliament later.
The campaign was launched after the death of 12-year-old Oliver King from Liverpool, who died after a swimming lesson.
There's disappointment and dismay from campaigners in our region after the Government said it won't pay for potentially life-saving equipment in public buildings and schools.
It follows the death of 12 year Oliver King in Liverpool. Our reporter Mel Barham has more:
Primary schools in Liverpool are having defibrillators installed in memory of a youngster who died.
Oliver King's heart stopped during a swimming lesson in March 2011.
His family believe if a defibrillator was available his life could have been saved.
Oliver King, 12, collapsed during a sports lesson at King David High School in Liverpool.
He had an unknown but treatable condition called Sudden Arrythmic Death Syndrome (Sads), which kills 12 people each week.
Oliver's family believe having more publicly-accessible defibrillators will help cut the number of people who die from Sads.
For more information visit the Olive King Foundation website here.