Every year 30,000 people in the UK have an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, but the survival rate is less than one in ten. British Heart Foundation is on a mission to change that and want to increase the number of people that know how to save a life.
During our partnership, there will be opportunities for Dignity staff to learn Call Push Rescue (CPR) techniques that may help save a life.
Dignity Sponsored Defibrillators
A defibrillator is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart through the chest wall to someone who is in cardiac arrest. This high energy shock is called defibrillation and it is an essential life saving step in the chain of survival.
There are already many defibrillators available in public places such as train stations, shopping centres, airports and leisure centres. These defibrillators are often known as public access defibrillators (PAD) as anyone can use them in an emergency.
We are looking into acquiring defibrillators to be located at our crematoria or on the exterior of funeral homes in areas where there is a high footfall and towns without existing defibrillators.
Dignity staff have worked hard to host a wide variety of events and have taken on many challenges to help raise money for the British Heart Foundation throughout 2017. Events include charity football matches, bake sales and even sky diving!
Become a corporate partner
If you are interested in joining us and becoming a corporate partner, get in touch with our team:
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 020 7554 0226