Could you Restart a Heart?

16 October 2018, 09:27 | Updated: 16 October 2018, 11:59

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Volunteers from South Western Ambulance are going into schools across the region to help teach students CPR.

It is part of a 'Restart a Heart' campaign to help increase the chances of people surviving a heart attack, as survival rates are almost zero if people collapse and get no support until the emergency services arrive. 

There are over 30,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests every year in the UK, and devastatingly less than 1 in 10 survive. 

Neil Le Chevalier, Director of Operational Services, said: ''SWASFT volunteers will be visiting schools and businesses across the South West to teach life-saving CPR skills. South Western Ambulance Service believes it is vital to educate members of the public, including school children, on early recognition of a cardiac arrest and how to commence CPR in order to give the patient the best chance of survival.''