Air Pollution and Sudden Cardiac Arrest: A Health Emergency?

91% of the world’s population lives in places where air quality exceeds WHO guidelines. With this in mind, it will come as no surprise to you that ambient (outdoor) air pollution is a major cause of death and disease globally.

When thinking of how air quality may affect your body, you’ll instantly think about your lungs.

22nd November 2019

Do Hotels Need a Defibrillator?

One Sunday afternoon in October 2019, local authority worker Gordon Armstrong went into Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) whilst sat down for lunch at the Glencoe Hotel in the Scottish Highlands. Without warning, his survival clock began ticking.

In the UK, there are 30,000 out-of-hospital SCAs every year, and fewer than 1 in 10 people survive. Despite this shocking statistic, there is currently no UK legislation that requires organisations to install an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) on their site.

4th November 2019

Why defibrillators are critical in schools

As a teacher or parent, your main concerns are child health, well-being and safety.

Did you know that 270 deaths after falling victim to sudden cardiac arrest happen at school each year in the UK?

These statistics may come as a surprise to you but this is the reality we’re living in.

19th October 2017

Co-op Joins Defibrillator Fundraising

The Co-op store in Beaminster, Dorset, is supporting local fundraising efforts to install a defibrillator in the Square.

View News reported that the Co-op held an Easter raffle, raising £180 towards the piece of lifesaving equipment, but that the branch of the nationwide store hasn’t finished helping out just yet.

21st June 2017

Heart Attack Brain Damage Risk Reduces With CPR Intervention

When someone suffers a heart attack, immediate medical attention is vital if they’re to survive and not be left with life-changing conditions as a result. And now new research from Aalborg University Hospital in Denmark has found that when a bystander performs CPR or uses a defibrillator on someone in cardiac arrest, the benefits of this intervention last for at least a year.

12th June 2017

Oldham’s Mission in Getting Defibrillators in Schools

A GP in Oldham has mounted a campaign to fit a defibrillator in every school in the borough.

The Oldham Evening Chronicle reported on the efforts by Dr Anita Sharma, who is working in conjunction with children’s charity Hand on Heart.

According to the charity, there are still 60 schools in Oldham that don’t have this life-saving piece of equipment on site.

1st March 2017