County Voice

Winter 2017

Denbighshire Schools learning crucial lifesaving skills

Schools in Denbighshire have been getting involved in a partnership project to learn crucial lifesaving skills.

During October, various professional health partners worked with schools in North Wales to teach lifesaving skills and provide fundraising packs, to enable schools to put defibrillators in place.

The project aims to place of a defibrillator in a cabinet outside schools so that not only the school, but the whole community will have access to this lifesaving equipment in a cardiac arrest emergency.

Backed by the Council, the School Project has gathered further momentum, using the using the Welsh Ambulance initiative “Shoctober” to launch their appeal to schools in Denbighshire, resulting in more schools coming forward to take part in this ongoing project .

Gary Doherty, Chief Executive Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board said: ‘I am very impressed with how this partnership is working to teach lifesaving skills and help schools put defibrillators in place.’

The national Cardiac Charity SADS UK are supporting schools in North Wales to buy an AED, by providing free fundraising packs, online fundraising platforms and promotional items to help the school raise the money they require.

Dr Eduardus Subkovas Consultant Cardiologist for BCUHB said: During the month of “Shoctober” at least 6 patients have been admitted to YGC following an out of hospital cardiac arrest and have all survived due to bystander.

If your school would like to get involved or for more information please contact SADS UK, email: or tel: 01277 811215

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