Sinn Féin urge trusts to appoint Community Resuscitation Co-ordinator.
Sinn Féin MLA and vice chair of the Health Committee in the Assembly, Michelle O'Neill, attended an Emergency Life Skills training session today in the Long Gallery in Stormont which was organised by the British Heart Foundation:
Speaking after the training session Ms O' Neill said:
"This training sessions is a great tool to raise awareness and get more people involved in learning CPR and other life saving skills. One in three people die due to the fact that they are not attended to early enough. If people have these skills this figure would be drastically reduced.
"It really is a case of you never know when you might need such skills but they can be extremely useful, and of course save a life
"The Northern Health Trust are the only trust to have a dedicated Community Resuscitation Co-ordinator and given the importance of teaching people CPR and life saving skills I would call on the other trusts to establish such a post within their area of responsibility.
"The skills can also be learnt in a number of places and aren't difficult to get the hang of. If you contact your local GGA club, health or community centre, fitness club or leisure centre they should be able to inform you if there are life saving skill classes in your area."