Healthy Little Heart Blog

This year Surrey First Aid Training will be fund raising for Great Ormond Street Hospital. We are focusing our attention on infant cardiac health. 4,000 babies are diagnosed in the UK each year with congenital heart disease. The heart defects develop in the womb before a baby is born. The type of defect can vary and some will need minimal intervention whilst others will need surgery as soon as possible.

We are fundraising on behalf of Summer. Little Summer was born in 2018 on the hottest day of the year. Initially Summers heart murmur was picked up by the hospital doctor, they referred her to Great Ormond Street Hospital for further investigation. After these tests the results showed Summer was diagnosed with Ventricular Septum Defect and a hole in the heart, which needs to be operated on urgently. Summer was given diuretics to reduce the amount of fluids building in the lungs, as the heart cannot pump effectively to remove this fluid and she now awaits her open heart surgery to repair the hole.

Surrey First Aid Training is now looking for ways to support Summer and Great Ormond Street Hospital. We will be hosting a number of community events to promote infant cardiac health, teach all important life saving CPR and to raise £5000 for GOSH.