ISLE OF MAN – The Microgaming Health & Care Trust (AnnaM@microgaming.co.uk) has made a donation to provide the National Sports Centre (NSC) with a new Resusci Anne QCPR manikin, to be used for life support training.
Resusci Anne is an adult manikin which is used to teach resuscitation techniques; it creates the most accurate simulation possible including a realistic head tilt, chin lift, compression depth and chest rise. Resusci Anne with QCPR is the new standard for delivering high quality CPR training. It has a built-in QCPR training solution to measure performance and assess results; key factors when developing competency. Thanks to a donation from the Microgaming Health & Care Trust, the NSC is now equipped with this teaching tool which will vastly improve the delivery of training to its lifeguards.
Hon Graham Cregeen MHK, Minister for Community, Culture and Leisure, comments: “Whilst of course this donation will be of huge benefit to the coaches and trainees, it will ultimately benefit anyone who should ever find themselves in an emergency situation. On behalf of everyone, I’d like to thank the Microgaming Health & Care Trust for their generosity.”
In addition to the NSC, the piece of equipment will also be used by other pools around the island and by Heartstart, a voluntary charity that provides island-wide CPR training. Teaching sessions from Heartstart are delivered to local businesses, doctor’s surgeries, care homes and schools to name a few.
Mike Ferguson, Heartstart coordinator, comments: “We aim to deliver as many Heartstart courses on the island as possible to enable the public to learn vital emergency life support skills. We’d like to thank the Trust for this fantastic piece of equipment which will really help in our training sessions.”
Dr Roy Clague, a Trustee of the Microgaming Health Care & Trust, adds: “You can never underestimate the importance of training, especially when it involves something as serious as CPR and life saving measures. To ensure training levels are kept to the highest standard and are well maintained, it is vital that the NSC and Heartstart have the most up-to-date equipment. We are thrilled to be able to play our part in providing them with this teaching tool; they are fully deserving of our support.”
Photo: (from left-right) Hon Graham Cregeen MHK, Minister for Community, Culture and Leisure, Mike Ferguson, Heartstart coordinator, Rob Keelan, NSC trainer, Pieter Debruin, NSC Trainer and Dr. Roy Clague, Trustee of the Microgaming Health & Care Trust.
For more information please contact:
Anna McChesney, Microgaming. AnnaM@microgaming.co.uk or 01624 647777
About the Microgaming Health & Care Trust
The Microgaming Health & Care Trust was established in 2002 by Microgaming, which is the world’s largest online gaming software provider. Microgaming’s Head Office is based on the Isle of Man, and all of its employees are very passionate about the Island and the local community. It set up the Trust in order to support Manx registered charities, and local health and social care projects, where the outcome will benefit the wider community.
In April 2009 the name was changed from the Microgaming Hospital Trust to the Microgaming Health & Care Trust, in order to clarify its scope to provide support not only to Noble’s Hospital, but also to wider health and care projects.
The Microgaming Health & Care Trust does not seek funding from the public. Its sole benefactor, Microgaming, has donated more than £700,000 to the Trust, to date. This funding has provided assistance with the purchase of medical equipment, and has also been available to support charities that require extra funding, in order to meet particular needs. In recognition of the Trust’s dedication to support the local community, Microgaming was the recipient of the Corporate Social Responsibility award at the 2012 Isle of Man Newspapers Awards for Excellence.
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The Diana Princess of Wales Care at Home Trust was settled in 1998 by Don & Ali Westacott in fond memory of the Princess to provide hospice at home services in the Isle of Man. The aim of Diana Princess of Wales Care at Home Trust is to provide high quality nursing care and support the individual patient, the family, friends and carers, when the patient has chosen to remain at home. In the case of a child, when additional care is required or the family need a break.