SCHOOLS in Hampshire could benefit from a deal to allow them to buy defibrillator machines at a reduced price.
A defibrillator is a life-saving machine that gives the heart an electric shock.
The Department for Education is working to identify a supplier who will offer defibrillators – which cost around £1,000 – to all schools at a competitive price.
Schools Minister Lord Nash said: ‘There is nothing more important than keeping children safe at school.
‘By securing defibrillators at a reduced price, schools will find it much easier to install these potentially life-saving devices.’