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During the past year, we have been working closely with the
British Heart Foundation (BHF), the national charity which
pioneers research, vital prevention activity and quality care
and support for everyone living with heart disease.
Through the Heartstart UK initiative, the BHF helps to establish
training schemes which teach people what to do in a medical
Within the south east coast area, the BHF have funded two
Community Resuscitation defibrillation officers, which help to
support SECAmb to implement Basic Life Support within schools,
following the national Heartstart programme.
The Heartstart programme aims to teach simple skills
needed in a life-threatening emergency and covers areas such
To date over 4,000 children within Surrey, Sussex and Kent have
been trained and the target for this year is a further 7,000,
concentrating within areas of high Coronary Heart Disease.
Please contact one of our Community Resuscitation officers if
you want to find out more about the Heartstart programme
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