Croi Heart & Stroke Charity

Croi Heart & Stroke Charity

Country : Éire/Ireland (IE)
Address : Moyola Lane, /, H91 FF68 , Galway, Éire/Ireland (IE) H91 FF68 Galway

Croí will bring its accumulated experience, across almost 40 years of activity in the Heart Disease &

Stroke area, with and for communities across the West of Ireland, to this project. Croí will lead on the

local pilot in Galway, and in doing so will optimise its wider network and relationships with the Local

Authorities, NW Regional Assembly, the public health authority, universities, existing first responder

groups and its broader network of volunteers and organisations in the public, private and NGO sectors.

Croí has secured the agreement of Galway City Council to become an Associated Organisation,

supportive of the pilot project, and also has strong relationships with elected representatives at local

and national level.

One of Croí’s principal activities has been Community Cardiac First Responder training and we have

successfully delivered this to thousands of people across the West of Ireland. Croí has also worked

closely with communities to support the deployment of AEDs at public/community locations and have

built a strong reputation and partnership across the community & voluntary sector. It is suggested that

Galway, as a regional city of 80,000 inhabitants, with a very diverse population demographic, and a

relatively compact urban core, is an ideal location to pilot the Dutch Heart-Safe model, and learn from

this best-practice knowledge transfer.

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Heartsafe NWE

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