Local school nurse is nominated for award

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A member of staff from Fort Hill Integrated College has been nominated for the British Heart Foundation Heart Hero Awards.

Eileen McConnell, the school nurse in Fort Hill Integrated College, was one people nominated locally for the awards, which recognise and celebrate the heart research charity’s supporters, fundraisers, volunteers and patients who have made an exceptional contribution to the fight against heart disease.

By the end of this term Eileen will have trained every single staff member and pupil in lifesaving CPR skills.

This award is not only for Eileen who has pioneered the need for the whole school to have these lifesaving skills but also the staff and pupils who have wholeheartedly thrown themselves into learning how to save a life.

This year’s winners will be announced at a special ceremony in Belfast City Hall later this year.

Shortlisted nominees will be put on the BHF website on April 21. To vote for your winner visit the BHF website www.bhf.org.uk/heartheroes