Port digs deep for life-sav­ing ma­chine

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS - Scott Tib­balls

WHEN Nina King lost her hus­band to a cere­bral aneurysm ear­lier this year, the qual­ity of care and com­pas­sion given by Port Dou­glas Paramedics made her want to give back.

She reached out to Of­fi­cer in Charge Ian Day ask­ing how she could help, and soon af­ter set about rais­ing money for med­i­cal de­vices that would be use­ful to paramedics.

“It’s been to­tally amaz­ing,” said Ms King. “Our re­peat cus­tomers have re­ally sup­ported the cause.”

Port Dou­glas lo­cals and visi­tors alike dug deep when they learned the age of Ms King’s hus­band, Dave, who passed away at only 39 years of age.

Over five weeks Ms King has had a tin on the counter at her busi­ness, Shakes Ge­lati Bar. In all, $6308 was raised to be do­nated to the paramedics.

Ian Day ex­plained that the money would be used to not just buy a portable pulse oxime­ter, but an au­to­mated ex­ter­nal de­fib­ril­la­tor (AED) as well.

The AED will be placed in Shakes Ge­lati Bar for use by the pub­lic in case of an emer­gency, along with a plaque to­wards Dave King.

Pic­ture: SCOTT TIB­BALLS

‘We’re very proud of Nina’, said lo­cal para­medic Ian Day

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