Free first aid course could help save a life

Malvern Hills District Council is funding a programme of free community Essential First Aid courses, which will be delivered by members of St John Ambulance.

The Essential First Aid course is offered to members of the public who want to know what action to take in any emergency and want to learn how to deal with accidents and injuries. This course deals with serious conditions and incidents involving a casualty of any age.

These courses will be delivered on:

  • Friday 31 October, 10am – 1pm, at Council House, Malvern.
  • Saturday 15 November, 11am – 2pm, at Malvern Vale Community Centre, Malvern.
  • Tuesday 18 November, 10am – 1pm, at Upton Hill Centre, Upton.
  • Wednesday 26 November, 10am – 1pm, at Tenbury Pump Rooms, Tenbury.
  • Saturday 13 December, 1pm - 4pm, at Martley Village Hall, Martley

Councillor Hannah Campbell, Assistant Portfolio Holder for Health and Wellbeing, said: "These free first aid courses will look at the five main ways to save a life, including choking, CPR and severe bleeding. Those attending will walk away with the skills and knowledge that could make the difference between a life lost and a life saved."

To be eligible for this free course, residents must live or work within the Malvern Hills district.

Donations are welcomed on the day towards St John Ambulance.

If you would like to enrol onto a course please contact Melanie Whistance, Malvern Hills Health Improvement Co-ordinator, on 01684 862283 or by emailing  Places are limited so it is on a first come first served basis.