Saving Lives in Lincolnshire
According to LIVES, this year 1,000 people in Lincolnshire will suffer an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Just 7% will survive.
International experience shows that training 1-in-6 Lincolnshire people in CPR could save 280 lives a year. In 2017 and 2018, Lincolnshire Integrated Voluntary Emergency Service (LIVES) taught 17,000 local people CPR in local venues such as schools and community centres. But many smaller, rural villages don't have a suitable venue. Through a grant from Postcode Community Trust LIVES was able to purchase a mobile classroom so that they can train people in CPR in all communities across the county.
The classroom will last for about 10 years, enabling LIVES to train 15,460 people in CPR. The mobile classroom is key to helping LIVES grow the number of Lincolnshire people trained in CPR and reaching all communities. This will ensure LIVES reach their goal of training 1-in-6 local people in CPR thus saving an average of 280 local lives every year.