South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) staff, members of the public and ambulance service volunteers were all recognised at the Trust’s annual awards ceremony held in Cobham, Surrey.
The Woking team received an award as recognition for delivering the successful ‘Defibrillators for Schools’ program.
Woking CFR Team were honoured to receive a national award for their Defibrillators for Schools project.
At a ceremony in Kettering, Simon Ramm collected the SADS UK national award on behalf of everyone in the Woking CFR team. The award was presented by Dr David Pitcher, the chairman of the Resuscitation Council UK.
Team leader Simon Ramm says:
“It was an honour to receive this award and to share an evening with so many inspirational people. We’d like to thank Anne Jolly and SADS UK for this recognition which will help us to raise awareness of our project as we look to extend it further afield”
Tomlinscote School & College in Frimley is the next location to benefit from a free Defibrillator and training. The equipment will be presented at an awareness event at the school on 12th June.
Members of the team assisted SECAmb (the South East Coast Ambulance Service) with their project to place life-saving PAD (Public Access Defibrillators) throughout the Borough. The project, led by Daniel Holland (SECAmb), saw five Defibrillators placed at key locations.
Four awareness sessions were delivered across May to give members of the public and Council staff the opportunity to train on how to use the equipment.
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Woking CFR Team assist with PAD site training for Runnymede Borough Council