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Restart a Heart 2019

What is Restart a Heart?

Restart a Heart is a designated yearly day of action with the aim to teach vital life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills to as many people as possible. This year, Restart a Heart is going global! For the first time, it will be called World Restart a Heart. We aim to attend secondary schools across our divisional areas to provide CPR training.

When does it take place?

The official day of restart a heart is Wednesday 16th October 2019. We are allowing 2 weeks grace a week either side of this day for flexibility.

When is the closing date?

We would like the forms which have been sent to you to be completed and returned to us by the end of April. Also for your school to have applications for the kit completed through British Heart Foundation website https://www.bhf.org.uk/how-you-can-help/how-to-save-a-life/cpr-kits/cpr-training-for-schools/cpr-training-for-schools-form

What is involved?

We will contact volunteers in your area to attend to promote the Importance of CPR, how to do CPR, Outline the chain of survival and how to call for help. We will ask for a site visit, the purpose of the site visit is for the volunteer to introduce themselves and also to ensure that the room and facilities are adequate for the delivery of the training.

What is included in the kit?

The kits are free to secondary schools only. There may be a charge if your school is out of this catchment group, we will do our best to source kit in house if this is not possible. All Call Push Rescue kits include:

  • Reusable inflatable manikins
  • Kneeling mats
  • Red inflation bags
  • Practise-while-watching training DVDs
  • 2 manual inflation pumps
  • Cleaning wipes
  • Extra manikin replacement parts
  • Handy carry bags.

How to apply if your school is interested in the training:

Please email engagement@swast.nhs.uk for more information and the forms to complete.

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South Western Ambulance Charity

The South Western Ambulance Charity, founded in 1995, uses gifted monies to benefit those in our communities who use our service and to improve the welfare of the staff and volunteers of the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. 

Our charitable support covers Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire including Bristol and Swindon.

If you would like to show your appreciation for the care that you or your loved one has received from us in the form of a charitable donation please visit our online giving website: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charities/SWASC.