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My Emergency 999 Call

It was a late Saturday night and I was visiting my nanny and grandad at their home in Norfolk. I was getting ready for bed when suddenly my nanny ran quickly into her conservatory. After about five minutes she hadn’t returned to the living room where my sister Kayleigh, my grandad and I were. So […]

10 years of injury prevention training at Bradford

A pioneering child safety scheme based at the Bradford Royal Infirmary which has become the largest programme of its kind in the country has celebrated its’ tenth anniversary. The Injury Minimisation Programme for Schools (I.M.P.S.), which began at the hospital in June 2001, now educates 5,800 primary school pupils a year across the district through […]

Youngsters share their first aid experience

School pupils have shared their first aid expertise with Ellesmere Port and Neston MP Andrew Miller thanks to training from a charity. MP Andrew Miller recently experienced first hand the life saving work done by St John Ambulance, at the charity’s headquarters in the grounds of the Countess of Chester Hospital, when he met children from […]

I.M.P.S. girl helps mum

Hayley from Sonning Common Primary School, Oxfordshire sent us a letter explaining how she helped her mum after her I.M.P.S. visit to the John Radcliffe Hospital: We were getting ready for my dad to come and pick us up to take us to the Henley Show as my mummy was not feeling well. Mum had […]

Hull I.M.P.S takes part in BBC first aid event

Hull I.M.P.S. takes part in BBC first aid event Linked to the new series of Helicopter Heroes the BBC invited members of the public to come along to a first aid fair in Hull and find out more about first aid. I.M.P.S. were invited to take part to highlight an organisation dedicated to making sure […]

Saved by son, 10

A Ten-year-old boy who sprang into action when his mum collapsed has been praised by doctors. Quick-thinking Nicolas Padron-Skalisz used the skills he learned just months earlier when his class took part in the I.M.P.S. programme. His mum, Anna, who had been struck down by a virus, credits her son with saving her life. “I […]

Girl, 11, steps in to save mother

An 11-year old girl has been praised for using first aid to help her mother after she fell down the stairs during a fit.  Aroosah Khan, a year six pupil at St Francis School, Horsepath, Oxford, used skills she learned just two weeks earlier at Oxford’s John Radcliffe hospital, where she and classmates were being […]

Safety First

The Guardian Would your child know what to do if a friend was choking, or had fallen off their bike? Lucy Atkins reports on a scheme that takes 10-year-olds into casualty to learn how to avoid accidents and save lives It is 10 am in the accident and emergency department of the John Radcliffe Hospital, […]

National first aid award for quick thinking Phoebe

Phoebe Bain was awarded a St John Ambulance Young First Aider of the Year Award for helping save the life of her mum Deborah. The 11 year old Chester King’s school pupil from Tiverton was presented with her award by The Countess of Wessex. Phoebe was babysitting her younger brothers when she heard a crash […]

Hull I.M.P.S. Deep Down Fun

On 8th February 2005, the IMPS Team (Injury Minimization Programme for Schools) took part in the “Deep Down Fun” event held at The Deep.   Approximately 250 children and young people from schools all over Hull participated. The event was organised to give the children of Hull a chance to voice their opinions on a wide […]