A YORKSHIRE Ambulance Service campaign has won a top accolade as part of the Yorkshire Choice Awards.

The initiative, which has provided CPR training to 151,000 Yorkshire students on Restart a Heart day since 2014, received a Special Recognition Award at the online event.

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Journalist and broadcaster Christa Ackroyd, who announced the award winners, said the recent high-profile resuscitation of Danish footballer Christian Eriksen highlighted the importance of the campaign.

She said: "Christian Eriksen is now well due to the incredible life-saving actions taken on the field and that is what Yorkshire Ambulance Service aims to teach which they have done with amazing success.

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"Keep up the good work of teaching these skills that we should all learn.”

Jason Carlyon, community engagement manager for Yorkshire Ambulance Service, said: “We are so thrilled to win this award! We know the campaign has directly influenced the patient outcomes and we know of lives saved as a result – we can’t ask more than that."


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