It’s with great pleasure that I can announce the first edition of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest UK support group leaflet. The leaflet is intended to give an insight into what the group is about and hopefully attract people who might benefit from being a member i.e. those affected by an unexpected and sudden cardiac arrest. This could be survivors, rescuers, partners, family members or interested medical professionals at any stage of their involvement with an SCA.
This has been a team effort and so many thanks are in order:
Firstly to Anne Jolly of SADS UK and Ben of Stryker Physio Control for sponsoring the project, Dawn and her team at Katapult for branding and design, Zoe Sanders for copywriting services, Richard Wiseman for the cover photo and various members of the group for their ideas and input.
We hope to start distribution soon and if you can assist in placing at suitable venues i.e. cardiac wards, cardiac support groups, related conferences please do let us know.
You can view the leaflet in PDF format using the following link
Sudden Cardiac Arrest UK Leaflet
After our first meet-up in February 2015, I realised I was not alone. It was the first time since my cardiac arrest the previous year that I had spoken face-to-face with someone who had experienced what I had. This was also true for my wife, who also happened to be my lifesaver. From that meet-up, the idea of SCA UK was born. Since then, we have achieved a considerable amount, primarily providing information, resources and support to others in a similar situation but also raising the profile of survivorship and the need for better post-discharge care. We are starting to get traction in this, and with the formation of the charity, I genuinely believe we have a bright future ahead and will make a significant difference in the lives of many who join our ranks.