Chain of Survival


The Chain of Survival is made up of four links, the first three of which can be performed by members of the public


Recognising someone is in cardiac arrest and getting / giving assistance is the first step to improve their chances of survival.

Cliciwch y lincs (Hafan neu Hafan) i lywio'r safle, er mwyn dewis iaith cliciwch SALC

Please click the links (Hafan or Home) to navigate site, for language selection click SALC




welcome to a new scheme to encourage more people across Wales

to learn and use lifesaving skills 

The Save a Life Cymru Programme is being developed over the next two years and will improve access to cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training and increase the awareness and use of defibrillators for people from all walks of life. As more people learn CPR, they will be encouraged to share their knowledge, strengthening the chain of survival that will help improve survival rates for people suffering a cardiac arrest. Welsh Government will provide funding totalling £586,000 for the first two years of the project.

Vaughan Gething AM

Minister for Health and Social Services


“It is a sad fact that a patient’s chance of surviving an out of hospital cardiac arrest decreases by an estimated 10% with every passing minute. Survival rates are low but there is the potential for many more lives to be saved through prompt and effective CPR and use of a defibrillator.


Save a Life Cymru will actively target and support groups who are already teaching CPR within their communities. It will help them to build local networks, identifying communities across Wales who have less CPR training opportunities, helping them share their knowledge and skills. This will strengthen the chain of survival and build local community resilience."          View the full statement at: https://gov.wales


Performing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) can keep their heart going until a defibrillator and or help arrives.


Every minute a patient doesn’t have a defibrillator attached to their chest, their chances of survival reduce by 10%.

Achub Bywyw Cymru | Save a Life Cymru


Ariennir achub bywyd Cymru gan Lywodraeth Cymru ac fe'i cefnogir gan rwydwaith cardiaidd Cymru, drwy'r grŵp gweithredu ar gyfer anhwylderau'r galon.

Achub bywyd Cymru, 1af llawr, Ty'r afon, llys Bridge Court, gwaelod-y-Garth, Caerdydd, CF15 9SS,

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Save a Life Cymru is funded by Welsh Government and supported by the Wales Cardiac Network, through the Heart Conditions Implementation Group.


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