1610 launches free “Save a baby’s life” workshops in Bridgwater

Posted: 25th Feb 2019

Category: Families

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1610 is launching a new health initiative in Bridgwater to “Save a baby’s life” which will teach essential emergency skills to anyone caring for a baby.

1610 in partnership with the Royal Lifesaving Society is running a series of FREE “Save a baby’s life” workshops at Trinity Sports & Leisure on Wednesday March 6.

According to RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) on average a child dies in the UK every month from choking and hundreds more require hospital treatment. It is estimated that 80% of parents would not know how to resuscitate their child. (RLSS).

The one hour workshop sessions will cover techniques in cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR as well as the dangers of choking with practical demonstrations using CPR mannequins.

The Assistant Manager at Trinity Sports & Leisure Ryan Matthews says that there is a huge demand for this community service; “There has been an amazing response to the “Save a baby’s life” workshops so far, as the places on all four workshops have been filled almost immediately with people travelling in from Taunton and Weston- super- Mare not just in Bridgwater. We are looking at ways to provide more spaces and more workshops. There is clearly concern about this issue amongst parents and carers to access these vital skills. We are looking at holding workshops in local schools and shopping centres to raise awareness amongst the local community about this important issue.”

The workshops will be held on Wednesday March 6 at Trinity Sports & Leisure from 9.30am-10.30am; 10.30am-11.30am, 11.30am-12.30pm, 12.30.pm-1.30pm, 1.30pm-2.30pm.  Topics included in the workshops; What can cause a baby to stop breathing or lose consciousness, how to check if a baby is breathing, what to do when a baby isn’t breathing normally (CPR) what to do when a baby is choking, what to do when a baby has been drowning. For more information Tel 01278 429119.