On Sunday 29th May Hatzola NW was joined by 200 people for the return of its Community First Aid Awareness Training session. With four sessions throughout the day, men and ladies were trained by Hatzola Northwest Clinical Lead Kevin Cuddon and a number of volunteer responders.
The sessions involved treating adult & paediatric cardiac arrest, adult and child choking, bystander intervention and much more.
Kevin Cuddon, Advanced Paramedic Practitioner and Hatzola Northwest Clinical Lead, said “its vitally important that members of the community know how to deal with an emergency while waiting for Hatzola or an ambulance to arrive. We plan on doing these events annually and across more of the North-West London community”.
Shloimie Richman, Hatzola Northwest Chairman, said “we have not been able to hold one of these community events for the last couple of years, so it was wonderful to have 200 people coming together and learning from the best. This type of event helps the community, enhances our awareness and allows members of the community to support Hatzola Northwest in other capacities”.
With more of these First Aid events planned Hatzola Northwest is looking for opportunities to connect with more of the community in places of worship, in offices or via someone hosting a BBQ. If interested in a First Aid course, refresher or a certified one please contact Rob Taub – email@example.com or 0203 432 7753
"We would like to thank you for your efficient service provided by your organisation. We were impressed by the speed they arrived and attended to my wife who had a fall."
"When my husband was taken ill, your medics arrived promptly. The crew were very friendly, kind and super efficient. I have used your service before and feel privileged to be able to do so."
"I am writing to say how very grateful I am for your volunteers who took me to the RFH.
They were so caring and professional and I was attended to much quicker because they had brought me into hospital."
"I used Hatzola a week and a half ago after cutting my thumb with a rather sharp and serrated kitchen knife. Everybody from the lady on the phone to the 2 medics that attended, helped me feel calm and I knew I was in safe hands. Being 32 weeks pregnant with my first child I was getting a bit nervous as there was a lot of blood but the medics calmly dressed it and told me to go to hospital to get it glued."
"I feel very honoured to be part of a community where we are so well looked after, especially by the staff at Hatzola who are walking Angels and true examples of being selfless. An incredible organisation, efficient and well organised. Will be a priority of my charity from now on...."
"Please send a big thank you to everyone who was involved in getting me to hospital on Shabbat two/three weeks ago. I became very suddenly unwell and in extreme pain. I cannot thank you enough for coming so quickly, efficiently and kindly to my assistance."
"I was very very unwell last Erev Shabbos and had absolutely no choice but to call Hatzola 40 min before Shabbos. The volunteers were with us within 3 minutes, selflessly helping and assisting in every way possible with highest professionalism and Mesiras Nefesh. The ambulance was then called and I was taken to the A&E of the RFH. We were at the RFH within 10 minutes. All 4 people were absolutely amazing and a huge Yashar Koach to all of them, Brachah V’Hatzlahah."
"We cannot thank you enough for coming to our home on Friday night to care for our son, and take us to hospital. The members and crew were wonderful, caring and reassuring and made us feel much better in what was a very stressful situation Thank you from the bottom of our hearts."
"I just wanted to say thank you to Hatzola for attending to me on motzai shabbos for a minor incident. The level of care and skill was absolutely exemplary and is greatly appreciated. Thank you so much for taking time to help people in the community at all times."
"I would just like to really thank you for the professional care you gave me when I was in need. I appreciate the fact that you showed complete dedication, with utmost care and concern to help me, even if it wasn’t life threatening. May you only need to be busy with taking well people to hospital to have babies! wishing the whole organization continued Hatzlocho."