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London Lifesavers Project

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Irish in Britain’s heart health campaign, Green Hearts, has teamed up with the London Lifesavers Project (LLP) to deliver “Train the Trainer” resuscitation training to London GAA clubs and Irish organisations in London.

  • London Life Saver training delivered by the London Ambulance Service at home of London GAA, McGovern Park.
    London Life Saver training delivered by the London Ambulance Service at home of London GAA, McGovern Park.

LLP is a London Ambulance Service initiative to train people to deliver resuscitation training using a standardised quality assured training package.

The first "Train the Trainer" event took place at McGovern Park, London GAA headquarters, earlier this month and was delivered by two members of the London Ambulance Service team. 

The project came about with the aim of improving survival rates for those who experience cardiac arrest or heart attacks and a key part of the training is defibrillator (defib) use.

In London there are over 6,000 defibs available in public places, and each year more lives are being saved by members of the public using one of these devices.

When a person is in cardiac arrest it is vital they receive prompt intervention, being able to administer a defib effectively can help save lives.

London Ambulance Service said

“We believe that by receiving training on emergency life support and become familiar with defibrillators, people are more likely to have the confidence to step in to help a bystander who is in cardiac arrest or more likely to know what to do if a loved one collapses at home.”

If you would like you find out how your GAA club or organisation can get involved via Green Hearts you can contact health@irishinbritain.org Or to find out more about the initiative and to contact the London Ambulance service directly, you can find more information here.