Lancashire council to train locals in lifesaving CPR

Lancashire County Council has teamed up with BBC Radio Lancashire and North West Ambulance Service to train 2,500 local people in CPR and defibrillator use.

Approximately 30,000 people in the UK suffer an out of hospital cardiac arrest every year, and statistics show that less than one in 10 of those people survive. 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.

Therefore, the county council will train up to 2,500 people in CPR life saving techniques throughout April and May 2018, at several locations across the region. The council is investing £30,000 to buy more defibrillators across Lancashire.