Ma­chine will speed up re­ac­tion time

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Linden Surgery has been given a new $2850 de­fib­ril­la­tor by the Tawa Ro­tary Club.

Dr Rod Fer­gu­son said it would re­place the pre­vi­ous equip­ment and would en­able med­i­cal staff at the surgery to re­spond very quickly if a pa­tient or a mem­ber of the com­mu­nity re­quired ur­gent CPR.

‘‘This de­fib­ril­la­tor will en­able a pa­tient’s heart to re­turn to its nor- mal func­tion un­til treat­ment is given,’’ he said.

He said it would also ‘‘sub­stan­tially in­crease the chances of a good re­cov­ery’’.

Tawa Ro­tary past pres­i­dent Irene Cor­puz said it was a good op­por­tu­nity to pro­vide the lat­est equip­ment to the Linden Surgery.

‘‘If only one life is saved, then our do­na­tion has been worth­while,’’ she said.

Ex­cit­ing times: Tawa Ro­tary past pres­i­dent Irene Cor­puz, left, and Dr Rod Fer­gu­son with the new de­fib­ril­la­tor.

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