Every year 3500 people have an out of hospital cardiac arrest in Scotland, which is about 70 each week. Only around 1 in 20 survive to leave hospital, less than 10%, whilst other European countries have had survival rates of over 50% for more than 10 years.
This is due largely to our lack of bystander CPR and availability of Public Access Defibrillators. People living and working in rural areas are particularly vulnerable. BHS Scotland has joined forces with Save A Life for Scotland to try to encourage everyone to have a go at Hands Only CPR and change these statics.
We would like to encourage our members to visit the Save a Life website where you can access and organise this lifesaving training for yourself, your group or your event!
If you would like to organise CPR training in your region contact Helene Mauchlen at firstname.lastname@example.org.