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Deal to help schools buy defibrillator machines

A deal to help schools buy defibrillator machines at reduced prices is set to be completed before the autumn term, the Department for Education (DfE) has announced.

Defibrillators cost around £1,000 Credit: Paul Faith/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Schools Minister Lord Nash said: "By securing defibrillators at a reduced price, schools will find it much easier to install these potentially life-saving devices. We hope schools right across the country will take advantage of this."

The government said it is trying find a defibrillator supplier, with the machines costing around £1,000, for all schools at a competitive price.