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A partnership between North West Ambulance Service, Lancashire County Council and BBC Radio Lancashire will see up to 2500 local people trained in life-saving CPR and defibrillator use.
Approximately 30,000 people in the UK suffer an out of hospital cardiac arrest every year and currently only 1 in 10 people survive. However, if someone receives CPR very quickly following the cardiac arrest there is a significant increase in the chance of survival.
Lancashire County Council have teamed up with North West Ambulance Service and BBC Radio Lancashire to offer free CPR training during April and May 2018.
Alongside the training the #LancashireLifesavers campaign is raising awareness about CPR, heart attacks, cardiac arrests and defibrillators. Early CPR and defibrillation gives patients in a cardiac arrest the best possible chance, which is why it’s so important that community access defibrillators are available in as many places as possible. Lancashire County Council are investing £30,000 in defibrillators and are asking local people to suggest places in their community where a defibrilator would be best suited.