First aid
The Health Roadshow will provide free sessions on live saving first aid methods.

Free health roadshow aims to improve residents’ first aid skills

Hull Culture and Leisure Ltd is joining forces with the Yorkshire Ambulance Service to hold a heath roadshow with free workshops covering key first aid skills.

The five 20 minute sessions will be delivered by professionals to residents, volunteers of local clubs and organisations, professionals, and parents.

Workshops will cover everything from identifying a heart attack and how to treat, recovery position, CPR, defibrillator use and choking.

Councillor Marjorie Brabazon, Chair of Hull Culture and Leisure said: “A knowledge of basic first aid is so incredibly important and can save lives. These sessions are invaluable and I would encourage anyone wanting to learn more to come along and join in.”

Councillor Gwen Lunn, Portfolio Holder for Public Health, at Hull City Council, said: “The roadshow isn’t just for people working in health; there is something for you if you want to know more about your own health or your family’s. Come along to learn first aid skills, pick up some freebies and find out about great local projects like Healthy Hull, which is all about eating well and getting active.

“Everyone is welcome and sessions don’t need to be booked”.

The roadshow will be held at Woodford Leisure Centre on Friday 10 December from 4pm. Sessions do not need to be pre-booked and will be held as follows:

  • 4 – 4.20pm
    Functions of the heart, what is a heart attack and a cardiac arrest?
  • 4.30 – 4.50pm
    Checking for a response and putting someone in the recovery position
  • 5 – 5.20pm
    Learn CPR for adult, child and baby
  • 5.30 – 5.50pm
    What is an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and how do they work?
  • 6 – 6.20pm
    Choking – adult, child and baby

As well as the training workshops there will be giveaways and information stands to find out about activities in neighbourhoods across Hull and new services, including Healthy Hull.

For further information please email [email protected].

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