Following the success of the Restart a Heart day last October, when over 1,000 people were trained in life saving skills, the team behind the initiative has already smashed their 1,500 target for this year.
Over the past few months Island schools have been visited by their ‘CPR Guardian’, a skilled IW NHS Trust Ambulance Tutor, who has provided free Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training sessions helping to make every Island child a lifesaver. Together the four Tutors, Helena, Duncan, Connel and Sally have trained a staggering 2,855 children.
Louise Walker, Head of Ambulance Training and Community Response Services (ATCoRS) who organise the sessions explains; “We know only too well how important it is for people to learn lifesaving skills and it has been wonderful to give school children this opportunity. To celebrate Restart a Heart Day this year we are offering the public free CPR training and defibrillator awareness sessions.”
The ATCoRS team and their IW NHS Trust colleagues are holding open public sessions from 10am – 4.30pm at St Mary’s Hospital in the main hospital reception and outside the Full Circle Restaurant today (October 15), October 16 & 17.