St John Ambulance Scotland starts major defibrillator project

worldwide initiativesEach year 100,000 people die from sudden cardiac arrest in the UK. With early CPR and early defibrillation, survival rates can be increased from a low 5% to over 50%.

In August 2013 while having dinner at a hotel former Ryder Cup captain, Bernard Gallacher, collapsed and suffered a sudden cardiac arrest however he survived thanks to the immediate action of trained staff and the onsite hotel’s defibrillator. This is just one example of how important this life saving equipment can make a real difference.

We congratulate the major partnership between St John Scotland and the Scottish Golf Union which launched earlier this year to provide a life-saving defibrillator device to all Scottish Golf Union and Scottish Ladies Golfing Association national event venues over the next three years.

To read more about the new partnership, visit: http://www.stjohnscotland.org.uk/index.php/sample-sites-2/282-major-defibrillator-project-starts

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