The Heartwize Programme aims to increase public awareness of the problem of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, to ensure that basic resuscitation skills are taught in schools and to improve awareness and provision of Automated External Defibrillators (AED) in the community. By providing support and training in basic resuscitation skills, we hope to ensure that everyone knows how to recognize and respond to a cardiac arrest. This will increase the chance of survival for those affected and could save thousands of lives every year.
There are about 60,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests each year in the UK
Most of them happen at home
Currently, only 30‑40% of victims of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest receive bystander CPR
UK survival rate is less than 10%