Residents at Leypark Court were given First Aid training by the British Red Cross.
PCH residents aged over 65 were given free training that was provided by trainer Tracey Knight from the British Red Cross. The training provided a whole range of scenarios that people could come across – covering everything from broken bones to emergency CPR.
The trainees took it turns to practice their new life saving skills on the mannequin ‘Little Annie’. Trainer Tracey Knight said: “This training gives people an opportunity to have fun and engage with people they know while they learn some key first aid skills which could potentially save someone’s life in an emergency or at least provide medical assistance before an ambulance arrives.”
Leypark Court resident Patricia Turner said: “This has been a really helpful course as it makes us much more aware of what to do in an emergency. We know when it is important and appropriate to call the emergency services and we can now treat anyone with difficulties in the most efficient way.
“I know quite a lot of first aid as I was a nurse before I retired, but medicine changes so much and so quickly that its good to keep up to date with the latest information and techniques.”
All of the delegates were presented with a certificate at the end of the course and Ryan Huws who runs PCH’s award winning Learn For Free said: “We put on a number of free training courses for residents throughout the year under the Learn For Free programme, but this course is aimed specifically at the over 65’s and it has positive benefits for everyone involved.”
To see which Learn For Free courses are coming up then please visit the Learn For Free page on our website.