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Press call – Campaign to install life-saving heart restarters


Steve Morris, demonstrating the use of an AED, followed by CPR, in 2018
Lewes Railway Station

Friday, 21 June 2019 11.30am-12.30pm, Lewes Railway Station

Sussex Heart Charity (SHC), working in partnership with Southern Rail, demonstrates the use of one of their life-saving heart restarters (automated external defibrillators AEDs) to Lewes MP Maria Caulfield.

Cardiac patient Steve Morris, whose own life was saved by an AED, will show how easy the device is to use on the platform. Steve is now a qualified Community Resuscitation Trainer. Read Steve's story here.

SHC and Southern have installed heart restarters at over 50 stations across Sussex, safeguarding the lives of millions of passengers from potentially fatal cardiac arrests.

MP Maria Caulfield has a Private Member’s Bill to make it law that AEDs should be installed in every school and sports centre with the funding in place to enable this.

Interviewees available: Maria Caulfield MP; Mike Lewis, Cardiac Surgeon and Chair of the Sussex Heart Charity Trustees; cardiac patient Steve Morris; Mark Whitley, Head of Safety for Southern’s parent company Govia Thameslink Railway

RSVP: Roger Perkins, Southern Railway, GTR press office 0203 750 2031