Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is working in partnership with Birmingham City Council and urging local businesses to install bleed control kits and participate in training sessions aimed to equip staff with lifesaving skills.
To raise awareness of the campaign, the charity is hosting a complimentary networking event at St Philips Chambers on Thursday 2nd April 2020.
The event, aimed at corporates based in the Midlands, will provide an opportunity to network and hear the inspiring story of former patient, Natalie Queiroz who was airlifted following a brutal attack four years ago whilst eight months pregnant.
Keynote speaker Natalie will share her story of survival and explain why she will always be grateful for the part the charity played in saving her life.
Midlands Air Ambulance Charity paramedic and assistant air operations manager, Jim Hancox, will also talk about the importance of early bleed control in improving patient outcomes and explain how having the training could save a life.
The event is free to attend and a buffet lunch will be provided.
Pam Hodgetts, corporate partnerships manager for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity says: “Sadly, incidents involving knives and other sharp objects are now the fourth most attended type of mission for our crews. We feel it’s more important than ever for communities and local businesses to be equipped with lifesaving skills.”
If you would like to attend the event, contact Jon Cottrell by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or register your interest using our online form.
If you cannot attend but would like to find out more about the lifesaving training opportunities your workplace could benefit from visit: midlandsairambulance.com/training