CPR training introduced by Vision Express after director’s father has cardiac arrest

An initiative has been launched to give the multiple’s staff resuscitation and defibrillator training

Vision Express CPR training

Vision Express has introduced resuscitation and defibrillator training for its staff after the father of the multiple’s director of professional services received life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Jay Ghadiali’s 70-year-old father, Shanti Ghadiali, was given CPR by a member of the public when he had a cardiac arrest at a gym in Leicester.

Mr Ghadiali said: “Luke Morgan, a gym manager at Evington Leisure Centre essentially saved my father’s life by confidently carrying out CPR.”

An initiative to give emergency resuscitation training to Vision Express employees has now been introduced with the director of professional services among the first to receive it.

“It is genuinely a highlight of my career to be able to introduce this initiative in the workplace with a chance to save more lives and I’m delighted to see the enthusiasm from the Vision Express team to take part in the training,” Mr Ghadiali added.

The multiple has partnered with Heartwize, a programme led by the University of Leicester and the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, which delivered training at Vision Express’ headquarters in Nottingham.

The training was developed by associate professor at the University of Leicester, Dr William Toff, and Dr Doug Skehan from the University Hospital of Leicester NHS Trust.

Dr Skehan said: “It’s very important to build confidence with CPR and especially using equipment like defibrillators. We aim to make individuals feel capable to respond to such emergencies that can happen to anyone and at anytime.”

In addition to the training, Vision Express’ mobile sight testing unit, the Vision Van, and its tech centre in Nottingham will be equipped with a defibrillator.