As part of the Trust’s ongoing public engagement work in local communities across the region, staff and volunteers from SCAS were kindly invited to attend the Milton Keynes Hindu Association on 25th June 2023 by their President and the Committee.
The Milton Keynes Hindu Association kindly treated our staff to cake, biscuits, sandwiches, and some delicious Indian snacks ‘Dhokla’ along with teas and coffee’s ensuring we were also well hydrated throughout the event.
Led by the Patient Experience Team (Nikhyta Patel and Anna Clarkson) SCAS Community First Responder’s (Andrew Guest and Richard Watkins), Patient Transport Service (Nuala Kelly), Staff Governor and Operational Team Leader (Ian Sayer) and Public Governor (Stephen Bromley) they held 3 sessions demonstrating CPR and how to operate a defibrillator with a chance to climb on board the ambulance with flashing lights and sirens and find out more about our services. Children were also able to meet 999 Ted.
It was a great opportunity to meet the community with a chance to find out what matters most to our patients in this area. The event was attended by approximately 55 members of the local community, and we have been invited back again for future events. The event was such a success that the Hindu Association are now looking into purchasing their own defibrillator.
The Milton Keynes Hindu association spokesperson said:
“We are very thankful to the South Central Ambulance Service who came over today to show us about CPR, how to operate a defibrillator and very informative demonstrations and a view inside an Ambulance, and also for Children to practice on their Teddys.”