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Tuesday, 2 February 2016

LABOR GOVERNMENT GETTING ON WITH THE JOB OF MAKING CHEWTON POOL SAFER

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with the job of equipping the Chewton Pool with a life-saving defibrillator.

Today, Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards MP announced the Chewton Pool is one of 100 clubs across the state receiving the life-saving device.

When cardiac arrest strikes, there’s not a second to spare.

Early intervention greatly increases the likelihood of survival during cardiac arrest. Having a defibrillator means players, parents and spectators can step in and take action until paramedics arrive.

The Labor Government promised to install life-saving defibrillators at 1000 grassroots clubs across Victoria, and we’re getting on with it. More than a dozen Victorians suffer cardiac arrest every day, so we know this investment will save lives.

Defibrillators at local sports clubs keep players safe and spectators protected, but they’re also a vital tool for the community. Each device will be registered with Ambulance Victoria’s database, giving triple zero operators a handy guide of where to find one when an emergency strikes nearby.

All sports clubs that already have defibrillators

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