Improving survival rates bid

Efforts: Bob Williams

Efforts: Bob Williams

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Lives could be saved if children were trained in basic life support, defibrillators were more readily available and heart condition screening was introduced for children, ambulance bosses say.

The North West Ambulance Service held an event at the House of Commons to get parliamentary support. Chief Executive, Bob Williams said: “Early intervention makes the difference between life and death so it’s vital that bystanders know what to do – call 999, start CPR and grab the nearest defibrillator. Teaching these potentially life-saving skills in schools so that children take them throughout their life is an obvious solution.”