Chris Hayes, Bispham Hall Scout Camp’s Activities Co-ordinator,
has been honoured by St John Ambulance by being awarded the
Workplace Hero Award for his quick thinking in saving the life of a
work colleague who collapsed and whose heart had stopped beating.
Chris administered CPR for around twenty minutes until paramedics
arrived on the scene. Chris’ actions saved the life of his
co-worker, who was later diagnosed with arrhythmia and has since
been fitted with an ICD (implantable cardioverter
Chris, who works for Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust, received his
award at a prestigious ceremony in London on Wednesday 30 November.
The evening, hosted by BBC newsreader Sophie Raworth and which was
also attended by HRH The Countess of Wessex and survival expert,
Ray Mears, recognised many inspirational first aid success stories
of individuals, businesses and communities across the UK.
The site often relies on Chris to provide First Aid cover at
special events and we are all proud of his achievement.
For more information about Bispham Hall Scout Camp, visit http://www.bisphamhall.org.uk
Full details on the awards can be found at www.sja.org.uk/firstaidawards