Push for more CPR training

St Johns Ambulance  cadets Jess Evered, 15, and Joe Barry, 17, practice CPR watched by Steve Banks, Leanne Openshaw, 15, and Bethany Smith, 13, at Wortley Evangelist Church Hall .
St Johns Ambulance cadets Jess Evered, 15, and Joe Barry, 17, practice CPR watched by Steve Banks, Leanne Openshaw, 15, and Bethany Smith, 13, at Wortley Evangelist Church Hall .
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A Morecambe medical group say they are not shocked at the latest figures released from the British Heart Foundation showing the lack of CPR skills in the North West.

Trust Medical on Morecambe promenade have been involved with cardiopulmonary resuscitation training since opening in 2004.

Craig Pyne, managing director at Trust Medical, said: “We are not shocked by the statistics.

“People will still walk away from training not realising how simple it is to learn. We try to teach people from a young age which works really well.”

Less than half, 45 per cent of adults in the North West have been trained in lifesaving CPR according to new statistics released from the BHF.

The BHF’s new campaign is to teach the North West life saving skills which include a CPR training programme and a call on the Government to make CPR training a mandatory part of the curriculum.