Cardiac defibrillator a museum lifesaver
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.
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.