The Restart a Heart campaign (RSAH) is an annual initiative led by the Resuscitation Council (UK) in partnership with The British Heart Foundation, British Red Cross, St John Ambulance, and Yorkshire Ambulance Service which aims to improve the low numbers of people surviving out-of-hospital cardiac arrests.
About 30,000 people go into cardiac arrests outside of hospital in the UK every year. The chances of surviving a cardiac arrest drop 10 per cent a minute if CPR is not started, and survival rates are currently less than one in 10 people in this country.
Andrew Barlow, a Community Collaboration Manager at EEAST, said: “Every year we take part in the country’s biggest mass CPR training event and we’re very proud to be continuing to do our part as this event goes global. We want to visit as many schools as possible so that we can teach this important and live-saving skill to as many people as we can.”
This is the sixth annual Restart a Heart campaign and the second annual World Restart a Heart (WRSAH) campaign.
There’s no restriction on the activity you want to do for Restart a Heart, as long as you are training people in CPR. You can organise your own event at a place and time that suits you in the week leading up to and week after 16 October 2019.