Local hospital supports life-saving lessons for youngsters
More than 40 youngsters received resuscitation training at East Surrey Hospital, which is run by Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (SASH), on 18 October in support of Restart a Heart Day.
The national campaign, a partnership project with the Resuscitation Council (UK), British Heart Foundation, British Red Cross and NHS ambulance services, is an annual initiative which aims to train as many children and young people as possible in the UK to learn to save a life and make every child a lifesaver.
Arianne Daley (14), one of the teenagers that attended the event, said: “I thought it was a really good night. It taught me how to save a life, which I didn’t know how to do before. I would definitely tell my friends to learn the same skills.”
Victoria Daley, deputy chief nurse, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust and Arianne’s mum, said: “To have so many of our local young people now equipped with the skills to save a life is tremendous and is something that SASH is pleased to support. Seeing my daughter demonstrate CPR so well has made me a very proud mother.”