Push for Defibrillators at all Sporting Clubs

On Sunday, February 28, St Ives Football Club held a tribute match at Macquarie University Oval to remember their player, Emin Rufati who they tragically lost his life last season.

“Maybe a defibrillator could have helped, I don’t know. I will never know now.” Mrs Rufati said.

Campaigners Call for Defibrillators at Sporting Clubs

A push to roll out lifesaving defibrillators to sporting venues across Australia is gaining momentum with Victoria leading the way.

“It is my opinion that public access defibrillators should be everywhere; they should be in every sporting ground, in schools, they should be in shopping centres, airports — anywhere there is public gathering.”
Cardiac Specialist Professor Chris Semsarian

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Defibrillators now at Visitor Information Centre and Hawkesbury Library

EXERCISERS at Ham Common now have the added comfort of knowing if they have a sudden cardiac arrest, there is a defibrillator right at the Visitor Information Centre opposite the RAAF Base.

First aid officers at the centre have been trained in its use, but the unit is so easy to use with voice instructions that anyone can have a go if trained operators aren’t on shift.

The defibrillator is one of two installed at Council locations, with the other going in at Hawkesbury Central Library at Windsor.

“The installation of these machines at both Hawkesbury Central Library and the Visitor Information Centre will be of considerable community benefit, as both sites attract many visitors and recreational users at surrounding parks and gardens,” Mayor Kim Ford said.