St John Scotland Project Officer Alan Lees; Lisa MacInnes, Save A Life For Scotland; Niall Elliot, Chief Medical Officer for Team Scotland; St John Scotland Executive Director Angus Loudon
The St John Scotland team were excited to take part in teaching life-saving CPR skills to Team Scotland’s Commonwealth Games athletes this week.
St John Scotland is a proud partner of Save a Life for Scotland, which aims to train 500,000 people in Scotland in CPR. St John staff joined other Save a Life for Scotland partners including representatives from the Scottish Ambulance Service, 205 Field Hospital Royal Army Medical Corps, and Police Scotland, for a one-day event in Dunblane, preparing the athletes for their trip to Australia’s Gold Coast where the Games begin on 4 April.
Over the course of the event, more than 200 athletes and support staff were trained in CPR skills, and took away a specially branded CPR training bag, which they can use in Australia when the Games begin.
Under the Save a Life for Scotland umbrella, St John Scotland also hosts regular CPR sessions across the country, free of charge, and open to people of all ages.