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'Wildcat' network to boost cardiac arrest survival rates

On average, about 370 people suffer a cardiac arrest in Grampian every year but only 18 survive.

A campaign by The Sandpiper Trust is hoping to increase survival rates by introducing trained responders at 50 locations across the north east.

The "wildcat" project will see volunteer doctors, nurses and paramedics being given training to provide on-the-spot care before an ambulance arrives.

BBC Scotland's Rachel Massie has been finding out more.

  • 26 Feb 2015
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