Funded by: The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust has donated an average of more than HK$1.3 billion to the community every year over the past decade by way of its own major initiatives and donations, supporting the projects of over 100 charitable groups and organisations each year. These encompass four major areas, namely Community Services, Education and Training, Medical and Health, and Sports, Recreation and Culture. In 2012/13, the total approved charitable donations were close to HK$1,950 million, an increase of 12.8% over the previous year. The approved donations will benefit 160 charities and community projects.
Supported by：Education Bureau andDepartment of Health
Advised byThe Hong Kong Heart Foundation Limited and Resuscitation Council of Hong Kong
Details of Project
Organized by Hong Kong College of Cardiology (HKCC), The Jockey Club ‘Heart-safe School’ Project (JCHSS) is funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. With the support of the Education Bureau (EDB) and Department of Health (DH), JCHSS is a 3-year-project started in June 2012.
The project aims to install Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in over 1000 Primary, Secondary and Special schools in Hong Kong. AED is simple to operate which can restore the patient’s normal heartbeats through administration of electric shocks. The survival rate can be increased substantially combination of using AED and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), while reducing their likelihood of brain damage.
The project also aims to develop schools into heart-safe premises through raising schools’ awareness of sudden cardiac arrest and strengthening relevant precautionary measures. With the support of the EDB, HKCC will provide each school with a set of AED, train up school personnel on CPR and how to operate AED, and give heart-safe education support from 2012 to 2015.
Details of the project are as follows:
a.Free installation of AED,All participating schools will be provided with a set of AED
b. Training on CPR and the operation of AED, Each participating school may nominate 10 school personnel to receive training on CPR and the operation of AED for free
c. Heart-safe education support, Education talks on heart-safe topics will be provided to the participating schools
Hong Kong College of Cardiology Address: Room 1116, 11/F, Bank of America Tower, 12 Harcourt Road, Central, Hong Kong Tel: (852) 2899 2035 Fax: (852) 2899 2045 Email：email@example.com