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LOCAL BENDIGO CLUBS TO RECEIVE A LIFE SAVING DEFIBRILLATORS

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

LOCAL BENDIGO CLUBS TO RECEIVE A LIFE SAVING DEFIBRILLATORS

 15 August, 2018


 

Local Bendigo clubs will be better prepared to manage amedical emergency on and off the park after receiving a defibrillator andtraining package from the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Bendigo East, Jacinta Allan MP today announcedthat Bendigo & District Cycling Club, Bendigo Blaze Hockey Club, BendigoCar Club, Spring Gully United Soccer Club and Trials Club of Victoria were someof 300 successful applicants across the state to receive the package from thelatest round of the government’s Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs andFacilities Program.

The program has proven extremely popular across the state,with the original target of 1000 packages over-subscribed.

In response the Andrews Government has extend the programand will now deliver more than 1300 packages.

In a life threatening sudden cardiac arrest every secondcounts, and bystanders play a vital role because the chance of surviving acardiac arrest decreases by 10 per cent every minute that passes withoutdefibrillation.

The Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs and Facilities Programensures clubs and sports venues are on top of their game when it comes tohelping players and spectators when they need it most.

Clubs get to boost their first aid skills, improve planningfor medical emergencies and ensure players and spectators suffering suddencardiac arrest quickly get help until paramedics arrive.

Training on how to use the devices is provided by programpartner St John Ambulance and as many as 20,000 Victorians will receivetraining in the use of a defibrillator and basic CPR.

The new devices also appear on Ambulance Victoria’sdatabase, so that triple zero operators can direct callers to the nearestdevices available when emergency strikes.

Quotes attributable to Member for Bendigo East, JacintaAllan MP

“We here in Bendigo are proud of our local sports clubs andtheir efforts to make their sports more safe and enjoyable for all. 

“This program funded by the Andrews Government helps localclubs implement a sports medical plan, so they are prepared to act fast in anemergency.” 

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