MLPS on May 26, 2022: Middlesex London Paramedic Service Holds the Cardiac Survivor Day event at the South London headquarters and marked the first time since the start of the pandemic that officials were able to hold the ceremony in person.
“In 2020, there were a total of 743 responses to cardiac arrest calls within the Middlesex-London response area. Of those 743, Middlesex-London Paramedic Service treated 381. When we look at our statistics … relating to sudden cardiac arrest, we saw a 67 percent bystander CPR rate for (those who) witnessed cardiac arrest, and folks that is truly amazing and remarkable for our community.”
-Chief Neal Roberts
Attendees heard the stories of each survivor before they were reunited on stage with those who saved them. Fore more information about each of the stories heard at the event along with the paramedic who saved them please see the following articles:
Global News Article: Cardiac arrest survivors honoured by Middlesex=London Paramedic Service
CTV News Article: Heart attack survivors meet with first responders who saved their lives