HEARTS were racing after a donation of lifesaving equipment was made to Myton Hospice in Warwick.
Charities Evelyn’s Gift and Warwickshire Hearts donated a defibrillator to the hospice charity which cares for those with life-limiting illnesses and their families.
Myton staff across the county have also received free CPR and defibrillator training from Warwickshire Hearts which teaches and promotes life-saving training.
Warwick mayor Stephen Cross visited the hospice to officially unveil the new defibrillator on Monday (October 16) which was ‘Restart a Heart Day’.
And Myton staff at Warwick are under-going the Restart a Heart training this week which is also Health and Wellbeing Week at the charity.
Staff will take part in a variety of activities and workshops – from beginners’ yoga and having their bicycles safety checked, to learning about mindfulness and being dementia aware.
It is the charity’s second annual Health and Wellbeing Week which aims to encourage staff and volunteers to explore different ways of improving their mental, physical and emotional health and wellbeing.
Chief exec Ruth Freeman said: “The defibrillator outside the main entrance to our Warwick Myton Hospice is an incredibly generous donation from Warwickshire Hearts and Evelyn’s Gift and has the potential to save lives in our local community.
“We are also very thankful to Warwickshire Hearts for their continued Restart a Heart training of Myton’s staff and volunteers.
“Over 70 people across Myton’s three sites have undergone the training so far. We are looking forward to more training sessions as part of Restart a Heart day and our own Health and Wellbeing Week.”