Am­bos wel­come two new de­fibs for Macrossan

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS - Gizelle Ghidella

THE Port Dou­glas Restora­tion So­ci­ety has do­nated $4800 to the Lo­cal Am­bu­lance Com­mit­tee al­low­ing the pur­chase two de­fib­ril­la­tors to be placed on ei­ther end of Macrossan street.

Pres­i­dent of the PDRS, Vir­ginia Dono­van said, the so­ci­ety was pleased to be able to sup­port the com­mu­nity.

“We are a non-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion and when we have money left over we like to do­nate back into the com­mu­nity,” said Ms Dono­van.

“It could save some­one’s life one day.”

Of­fi­cer in Charge at the Port Dou­glas Am­bu­lance sta­tion, Ian Day, was happy to be ap­proached by the so­ci­ety for this project.

“We re­ally ap­pre­ci­ate the gen­eros­ity and think­ing of us and mak­ing this project work and now it’s mak­ing us even more deter­mined to get more de­fibs in ac­ces­si­ble places,” said Mr Day.

It was pri­or­ity for the PDRS and LAC to lo­cate the de­fibs where they could be ac­cessed 24/7 and in pop­u­lar ar­eas, like Four Mile Beach and AN­ZAC Park.

One de­fib will be placed at the Penin­sula Bou­tique Ho­tel and the other at the Court House Ho­tel.

There will soon be signs in place to ad­vise peo­ple where the ma­chines are. Any­one can op­er­ate them in the event of an emer­gency.

Picture: GIZELLE GHIDELLA

Ian Day, Michelle Vladich, Danielle Piat, Caro­line Lee, Judi Piat, Ginny Dono­van, Paul Conley and Solange Ramos

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