MSP supports ELS in Scottish schools

Stewart Stevenson, SNP MSP for Banffshire and Buchan Coast,
has pledged his support to the teaching of Emergency Life-saving Skills (ELS) in every Scottish school.

Mr Stevenson said: “Including ELS in our children’s education is an opportunity to save lives. A two hour lesson will give students the skills, confidence, and preparation they need to act in the case of an emergency.

“Our communities can only gain from introducing these life-saving lessons into schools’ curriculums. I fully support this campaign for emergency response preparations.”

There is an average of 25 cardiac arrest calls each day in Scotland to the Scottish Ambulance Service.