Car­diac de­fib­ril­la­tor a mu­seum life­saver

Midwest Times - - NEWS -

Res­i­dents and trav­ellers will now have ac­cess to life­sav­ing firstaid equip­ment af­ter a car­diac de­fib­ril­la­tor was in­stalled at Gree­nough re­cently.

The elec­tronic heart starter, which pro­vides au­dio in­struc­tions for users, has been placed at Gree­nough Mu­seum and Gar­dens.

In­stalled in an ex­ter­nal box, the de­vice can be ac­cessed by mem­bers of the pub­lic at any­time, us­ing a spe­cial code.

The de­fib­ril­la­tor will be reg­is­tered with St John Am­bu­lance and its lo­ca­tion and ac­cess code will be able to be ob­tained by di­alling 000 in an emer­gency.

It was pro­vided through fund­ing from the dis­cre­tionary fund of City of Greater Ger­ald­ton Mayor Shane van Styn, who was ap­proached for as­sis­tance by the com­mit­tee of the Com­mu­nity Group of Gree­nough.

The Gree­nough mu­seum is lo­cated about a 20-minute drive from Ger­ald­ton Hos­pi­tal, at the cor­ner of Brand High­way and Phillips Road. It pro­vides ser­vice to more than 2000 res­i­dents and visi­tors a year.

Pic­ture: Com­mu­nity Group of Gree­nough

City of Greater Ger­ald­ton Mayor Shane van Styn, fourth from left, with Peter Han­naford, Paul Hil­yard, Meryl Hil­yard, Tunya Brown and mu­seum cu­ra­tor Gary Martin at Gree­nough Mu­seum and Gar­dens, where a new de­fib­ril­la­tor has been in­stalled.

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