This year for ‘Restart a Heart Day 2023’ Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH) are partnering with the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST), East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) and Magpas Air Ambulance to provide FREE training to our local community in CPR, defibrillation and choking.
What is Restart a Heart?
Every October an alliance of partners all over the world (including UK Ambulance Services, universities, and other charitable and public sector community-based organisations and first aid training organisations) come together to increase public awareness of cardiac arrests and the number of people trained in lifesaving CPR and defibrillation.
They do this by organising and facilitating training events and also by providing opportunities for people to learn CPR and defibrillation digitally in the safety and comfort of their own homes.
Launching this year on or around 17 October, Restart a Heart 2023 will be actively promoting the use of public access defibrillators and highlighting health inequality around access.
Survival rates from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest remain stubbornly low in the UK, with fewer than one in 10 people surviving.
You have a key role to play in improving survival rates from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. You can ensure that everyone has a chance to learn CPR and how to use a defibrillator and that those having a sudden cardiac arrest have their best chance of surviving.