Hospitals often receive casualties who have been treated by someone who thought they knew what to do. This is what one professional has to say about the services we provide.
"In an accident and emergency unit we all too often see people who have suffered more than they need or, indeed, are difficult or impossible for us to return to full health because members of the public have not had the training required often to perform only a simple maneuver to assist the person who is ill or injured. The community work which an agency such as FIRST RESPONSE can perform in training and assisting members of the public to provide competent, caring first aid helps us immensely. To help us, and to help the community, I strongly urge people to improve their first aid knowledge and training using official, Approved trainers".
Mr R.L Cottingham FRCS (Ed) FFAEMConsultant in Accident and Emergency Medicine.