• Defibrillator Donation to sporting precinct in the NT...

    Defib For Life and Coolinga Community Bank have donated a life saving defibrillator to the Southern District Cricket Club.. Andrew White from Defib For Life said "This is our first defibrillator donation in the NT.  We have now donated defibrillators in every State and Territory across Australia" The support of the Bendigo Community Banks have been amazing. In the last 12 years we have implemented in access of 500 defibrillators through our partnership with the Community banking sector. The chances of someone surviving a cardiac arrest hugely increase when bystanders start CPR and apply a public access defibrillator. White Said " Public access defibrillators are easy to use, they have voice prompts that you follow, please don't be frightened to use one, you could help to save someone you know. Call 1800 880 309 for more information.

  • 'I couldn't let a mate die': Study shows hidden spike in cardiac deaths

    'I couldn't let a mate die': Study shows hidden spike in cardiac deaths

    Cardiac-arrest survival rates halved in Victoria during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic as strict safety protocols delayed paramedics.

    Research led by Ambulance Victoria has found paramedics are taking an extra two minutes to arrive at the scene under strict coronavirus protocols, including putting on full personal protective equipment such as face masks, gloves and gowns, blowing out emergency response times.