Call 999 when you’re in trou­ble!

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CALL 999 in an emer­gency, rather than a fam­ily mem­ber, say Dr. Mark Hamil­ton and Sinead Des­mond from TV3 and the Ir­ish Heart Foun­da­tion.

The two pre­sen­ters were at the launch of the Ir­ish Heart Foun­da­tion and Voda­fone Ire­land Foun­da­tion new fund­ing part­ner­ship last week.

The na­tional heart health char­ity said that vi­tal min­utes are of­ten lost be­cause a call is made to a rel­a­tive or cler­gy­man first. 70 per cent of car­diac ar­rests oc­cur out­side of hospi­tal in front of a fam­ily mem­ber or friend so it is vi­tal to call 999.

Call­ing 999 is the first of four vi­tal links in the re­sus­ci­ta­tion ‘Chain of Sur­vival’, im­me­di­ately fol­lowed by early CPR, early de­fib­ril­la­tion and early ac­cess to ad­vanced care.

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