As President of the British Red Cross, HRH The Prince of Wales is well aware of the value of knowing life-saving skills. And that’s why he recently requested a refresher first aid course.

Joe Mulligan, head of first aid, was only too happy to visit the Prince to deliver a ‘save a life’ course. Joe recalled: “He showed a great appetite and enthusiasm for the subject, and seemed to thoroughly enjoy freshening up his first aid skills.”

The Prince added: "I asked the British Red Cross to arrange for me to refresh my first aid skills because these simple skills can save lives.

“I was staggered to learn that each year in the UK three million people attend hospital with injuries that could have been helped by first aid. In an emergency, an unconscious person with a blocked airway can die within four minutes. In less time, we can all learn how to deal with such a situation.”

The Red Cross’ save a life course covers key adult life-saving skills and provides a quick introduction to basic first aid.

Find out more about the organisation’s courses here.

Source: Red Cross

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