Restart a Heart Day 2022
We are asking our staff and volunteers to give lifesaving lessons as part of Restart a Heart Day 2022.
Restart a Heart Day is aimed at teaching children and young people across the country about cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), why it’s important to know how to do it and the difference it can make to a patient who has suffered a cardiac arrest.
For this year's Restart a Heart day, we will be taking part on Tuesday 18th October 2022 and we want to get more people involved than ever before. Staff and volunteers from the East of England Ambulance Service will be visiting secondary schools across the region and teaching pupils CPR skills.
The annual event involves every ambulance service in the UK, the Resuscitation Council, the British Heart Foundation, British Red Cross and St John Ambulance.
Approximately 30,000 people go into cardiac arrests outside of hospital in the UK every year and survival rates are currently less than one in 10 people in this country. Performing CPR can more than double the chances of survival in some cases.
Sign up as a school for Restart a Heart Day 2022