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The Isle of Wight NHS Trust Ambulance Service can’t wait to celebrate Restart a Heart Day (RSHD) 2019

Following the IW NHS Trust Ambulance Training and Community Response Services (ATCoRS) success in training of over 1000 people in CPR on Restart a Heart Day last October, the ATCoRS team have now adopted Island schools as part of their CPR guardian scheme and will kick start this year’s Restart a Heart Day (RSHD). The Isle of Wight NHS Trust Ambulance Service is the first UK (United Kingdom) Ambulance Service to commence 2019 RSHD celebrations.


The IW NHS Trust ATCoRS team will be providing free CPR training sessions throughout the year to Island school children in a pledge to help make every Island child a lifesaver.

Brighstone Primary School was the first school to receive their free CPR training on Monday 20th May 2019.


The ATCoRS team will also be offering free CPR training at various venues across the Isle of Wight in support of Restart a Heart Day, 16th October 2019.

More information regarding the training sessions will be published on this page throughout the year.

‘We know first-hand only too well how important it is for people to learn lifesaving skills and we are thrilled to be part of the Restart a Heart Day campaign again’.

Louise Walker, Head of the ATCoRS, IW NHS Trust.

‘We are proud to be supporting Restart a Heart Day again this year. We feel it is so important that people know how to recognise cardiac arrest and do not feel afraid to provide CPR and use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), as it is proven that bystander CPR and early defibrillation greatly increases survival rate for an out of hospital cardiac arrest’. 

Victoria White, Head of Ambulance, IW NHS Trust.

Unfortunately cardiac arrest can occur at any time to any one which is why the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service is passionate about educating our community and we are grateful to all the schools that have committed to our free CPR training sessions.

Further to our success in training over 1000 children in CPR as part of our CPR guardian scheme we are encouraging schools to ‘get involved’ please visit

to find out more.