Welsh Parliamentarians support St John initiative

Cardiff, 29. January 2013

Welsh Parliamentarians, or Assembly Members from all parties attended taster sessions on 29 January offered by St John Cymru - Wales to practice basic first aid skills along with pledging their support ‘to have a first aider on every street in Wales’.
The first aid charity showed AMs what to do in an emergency and how simple skills by first aiders as young as 10 years–old, could save a life.

They were also given the chance to find out more about the work of the charity in local communities across Wales.
The sessions focused on the treatment of everyday accidents and conditions including bleeding, heart attacks, choking, recovery position and CPR (cardio pulmonary resuscitation). The session was  sponsored by the Minister for Health and Social Services, Lesley Griffiths, AM who is encouraging as many Assembly Members as possible to learn first aid.

Keith Dunn, Chief Executive for St John Wales, said: “One of the aims of St John in Wales is to have a first aider in every street in Wales. Having Assembly Members pledging their support will go a long way to raising the awareness of the importance of having a simple knowledge of first aid. Learning these skills can be the difference between a life saved and a life lost.”