Over 300 locals receive lifesaving skills training in support of ‘Restart a Heart Day’

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Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council delivered CPR and Choking Awareness training to 359 people from across the borough in support of ‘Restart a Heart Day’ last month.

Council staff, young people and members of the public got the opportunity to learn how to help restart the heart of someone who has suffered a cardiac arrest as part of the ‘Restart a Heart Day’ campaign. The European wide initiative aims to teach vital Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) skills to as many people as possible in one day, so that more people know these life-saving skills.

Council’s Investing for Health Officer, Cathy Devlin, commented:

“In the UK, it is believed the chances of surviving a cardiac arrest out of hospital is fewer than one in ten people. With this startling figure in mind, the importance of equipping people with these lifesaving CPR skills couldn’t be greater.”