STAFF from Burnley General Teaching Hospital will attempt to break a world-record next week.

Medical staff from the hospital will demonstrate and teach CPR to as many colleagues and people as possible in two hours.

The event aims to educate and inspire people about the work Accident and Emergency department staff do at East Lancashire NHS Health Trust (ELHT), as well as pass on an important life-skill.

The main theme of the event – besides the world record attempt - is to 'Learn a Skill….Save a Life!'

It will be part of a country-wide effort to break the world record for the number of people being taught CPR in two hours.

The event is being held to mark the the 50th anniversary of the inception of emergency medicine, which the Royal College of Emergency Medicine is celebrating this year.

The attempt will take place in the main entrance of Burnley General Teaching Hospital on Monday, October 9 at 9.09am.

To take part in the world -record-breaking event, register for free via Eventbrite at