PENNY MORDAUNT LAUNCHES 2nd PHASE OF 'BE A LIFE SAVER' CAMPAIGN
Penny Mordaunt launched the second phase of our 'Be a Live Saver' campaign: a programme of defibrillator & CPR training across the city... Thanks to all those who came to the mass training session today at Lakeside. The aim is to ensure that there is access to a defibrillator within an 8 minute issue. Penny is working in partnership to map out blind spots across Portsmouth, work to have defibrillators installed and a wider awareness and training of defibrillator and CPR to help save lives in Portsmouth.
DEFRIBRILATORS TO HELP SAVE LIVES
PENNY MORDAUNT MP WANTS MORE LIFESAVING DEVICES IN CITY
July 2015 - Portsmouth News
PORTSMOUTH North MP Penny Mordaunt is making it her mission to get more defibrillators in the city. She is backing The News’ campaign to double the number of the life-saving devices across the area.
Her main focus is schools and she would like to see every school – particularly secondary schools – have a device installed. In recent weeks, Ms Mordaunt’s has been in meetings with Dave Curry, chief officer at Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service. Her plan is to build a programme of activities to promote defibrillator and CPR training. She believes schools would be a good base for defibrillators, because of the large number of people taking part in sporting activities during the day and evenings.
She said: ‘I think there should be a network. ‘The priority is schools – and the advice is secondary schools.
‘Having them available in areas where you are going to have people congregating – whether it be a community building or a shopping or entertainment area – a lot could be done to build up a network and just keep on going. ‘The most important thing is training and getting people to know what to do when presented with that situation.’ She added: ‘The best city for surviving a heart attack is Seattle. They are the gold standard. ‘It would be fantastic if we could start to get our numbers up.
‘Portsmouth is a place where we can get campaigns like this to work really effectively. ‘It could help us become a very resilient city by giving the people the opportunity to learn more about this.’ The Department of Education is encouraging schools to consider buying the devices. The department has struck a deal with NHS Supply Chain for schools to buy them at a reduced cost, starting at around £680.
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