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Another Heartstart Lifesaver recognised for her actions


Another Heartstart attendee has been recognised for her actions in helping to save a life. Christine Price from Hereford, was out walking when she heard someone shouting for help, she ran over to find that a man had collapsed and was unconscious, following a heroin overdose.

Finding a man suffering from a heroin overdose must have been a stressful experience. She calmly took charge of the situation opening the patient’s airway, putting him into the recovery position, and staying with him until the paramedics arrived.

Loraine Coleman Co-ordinator/Project Manager from Herefordshire Heartstart said “We were very proud to hear that Christine had used the skills learnt at a Heartstart course.  I am sure that this man and his friend are very grateful that Christine was there and knew what to do in an emergency.

We hope that this story will help to inspire others to learn these life-saving skills so that they would also have the confidence to step in and help in an emergency to save someone in need, a friend or loved one.”

Loraine Coleman and Dr John Ballance (Medical Director/Chairman) from Herefordshire Heartstart can be seen presenting Christine with Certificates of Achievement from Herefordshire Heartstart and the British Heart Foundation, in recognition of her actions when dealing with this emergency.  Her confidence in using the Emergency Life Support skills demonstrates how useful the Heartstart course can be.

Heartstart How to save a life courses take just 2 hours. At the course you will learn:-how to deal with a conscious casualty, an unconscious casualty and how to put someone into the recovery position; how to recognise signs and symptoms of a heart attack; how to deal with choking, serious bleeding and CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation).

Herefordshire Heartstart run public courses and courses for groups, voluntary organisations, schools and businesses throughout Herefordshire. To find out details of free courses in Herefordshire or if you can help by making a donation or by organising a fundraising event visit or contact:-

Loraine Coleman, Co-ordinator and Schools Project Manager on 0845 60 60 654 or email or you can write to Herefordshire Heartstart, PO Box 305, HEREFORD HR1 9JD

Herefordshire Heartstart are a voluntary organisation and registered charity no 1082309. We receive no government or British Heart Foundation funding and rely on small grants, fundraising and donations to keep this vital service running.

Notes to Editor:-

Herefordshire Heartstart also provides training and ongoing support to school staff from schools all over Herefordshire.

“The whole ethos of Heartstart is that the training is made available without charge, so we continue to offer the training to the public and schools free of charge.”

Photo From left to right (looking at the photo) Christine Price, Dr John Ballance and Loraine Coleman of Herefordshire Heartstart

Contact details:-

Loraine Coleman

Co-ordinator/Project Manager

Herefordshire Heartstart

Email: or

Tel: 0845 60 60 654


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