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Restart a Heart Day

 

Restart a Heart Day is a designated day of action across Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. It has been running for a number of years, however 2017 heralds the inaugural Australia and New Zealand Day, facilitated by the Council of Ambulance Authorities Australia (CAA) and proudly supported by SA Ambulance Service.

Monday 16 October 2017 is Restart a Heart Day, and its key message is that anyone can restart a heart in three simple steps:

This message is important, as every week more than 280 Australian families lose a loved one to sudden cardiac death. That’s 41 people every day. In South Australia, sudden cardiac arrest affects more than 1,800 people each year. This is around five people per day, and only one in 10 of these survive.

To organise a free CPR30 session for your community group, please contact Health.SAASCPR30@sa.gov.au

To visit the national website for Restart a Heart Day, visit restartaheart.net

SA Ambulance Service is holding a series of free public CPR events during the week beginning 16 October 2017 both in Adelaide and regional areas:

Adelaide

Restart a Heart Day Launch
Location: Rundle Mall
Time and Date: 16 October 2017, 12 pm – 2 pm
Free CPR training, entertainment, official speakers and survivors

Henley Square Free CPR Training
Location: Henley Square, Henley Beach
Time and Date: 17 October 2017, 12 pm – 2 pm

Adelaide Zoo Free CPR Training
Location: Adelaide Zoo
Time and Date: 18 October 2017, 12 pm – 2 pm

State Library Free CPR Training
Location: Adelaide State Library, North Terrace, Adelaide
Time and Date: 19 October 2017, 12 pm – 2 pm

Country

Moonta
Time and date: 14 October 2017, 9 am – 12 pm
Location: SA Ambulance Service Station, Ryan Street, Moonta
Details: Station Open Day, free CPR30 sessions to learn about CPR and using an AED, BBQ

Whyalla
Time and date: 16 October 2017, 12 pm – 3 pm
Location: Westland’s Shopping Centre
Details: Free CPR30 sessions to learn about CPR and using an AED

Coonalpyn
Time and date: 16 October 2017, 7:30 pm
Location: SA Ambulance Service Station, 9-11 Poyntz Terrace, Coonalpyn
Details: Free CPR30 session to learn about CPR and using an AED

Bordertown
Time and date: 16 October 2017, 11 am
Location: Tatiara Civic Centre, 43 Woolshed Street, Bordertown
Details: Launch and free CPR30 session to learn about CPR and using an AED

Roxby Downs
Time and date: 16 October, 1 pm
Location: Burgoyne Street, Roxby Downs
Details: Free CPR30 session to learn about CPR and using an AED

  
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