Meet the Chain of Survival Team

Cheryl - Cardiac Smart Sign Lauren - CS Sign

Cheryl Pickstock

Chain of Survival County Coordinator - Lancashire

Lauren Watson

Chain of Survival County Coordinator - Cumbria

tel: 07812 305499

email: cheryl.pickstock@nwas.nhs.uk

I’m the County Coordinator for the Chain of Survival team in Lancashire. I’ve been a Paramedic with North West Ambulance Service since 2008.

A huge part of my role is to engage with communities, local organisations and regional and national charities to improve survival rates of out of hospital cardiac arrests and increase the provision of emergency life-saving skills and AED installations.

Working with passionate individuals and promoting these skills ensures sustainability and the best patient outcome throughout the whole county.

tel: 07812 303929

email: lauren.watson@nwas.nhs.uk

I started working with NW Ambulance Service when I set up a First Responder team in North Cumbria and have since gone on to train and work with lots of new and existing First Responder teams.

Cumbria provides unique challenges due to the geography of the county. My aim is to increase awareness of what a defibrillator is, where you can find them, how to use them, as well as continuously increasing their availability and training people in their use.  In Cumbria, we have a huge range of volunteers and charities all working as one team to increase the survival rates of out of hospital cardiac arrests.

 

Andy - Uniform Crop  

Andy Redgrave

Community Engagement Manager

email: andrew.redgrave@nwas.nhs.uk

I joined the Ambulance Service in 1987 as I wanted to make a difference and to help people. During my initial training I always remembered the 3 P's – Preserve Life, Promote Recovery and Prevent Deterioration.

I now have responsibility for the development and planning of long term strategic activities centred on complementary resources and how they contribute to building resilience and enhancing survival rates from sudden out of hospital cardiac arrests within our communities across the North West of England.

Promoting ‘Cardiac Smart’ is a priority in order to improve knowledge, education and in ensuring the delivery of basic life support and use of AED’s for every child and adult.