NHS: ECMO Machines — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:58 pm on 22nd April 2013.

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Photo of Baroness Gardner of Parkes Baroness Gardner of Parkes Conservative 2:58 pm, 22nd April 2013

That is very good news and I thank the Minister for it. It is desirable to have these facilities available. Does he agree that the group which would benefit most of all from this would be young people who die suddenly and unexpectedly, often in the sporting field? This is a much greater tragedy for families than the more usual cardiac attack at a later age. Should not more publicity be given so that people involved in those activities know that such facilities are available? You could get a young person by helicopter to one of those centres within the number of hours that your life would be prolonged for.