Lord Mayor to reward life savers

Liverpool’s Lord Mayor, Councillor Gary Millar will present heroic council staff with certificates this week in recognition of their quick thinking actions which saved the life of a member of the public.

John McGrath, a member of Lifestyles left the gym after having completed his regular class.

He chatted with staff but when leaving the front entrance suffered a suspected heart attack and an employee who works in Millennium House administered first aid and indeed was conducting CPR.

A passer-by summoned assistance from the Lifestyles gym and Fitness Instructors Tina Moore and Richard Yarwood went to the scene. Richard used the defibrillator to revive the casualty before the ambulance arrived to take over and take him to the Royal Liverpool Hospital.

Mr McGrath and his sister will both attend the short ceremony at the Town Hall.

Lord Mayor, Gary Millar said: “I am delighted and honoured to be awarding these certificates to these amazing members of staff whose actions clearly saved Mr McGrath’s life.

“They are a credit to the city and should be proud of their efforts It also demonstrates the value of having defibrillators in public buildings and staff who have trained to use them, on this occasion they have saved a life.”