Machine will speed up reaction time
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.