Life Saving Defibrillators for Sports Clubs
Mr Perrottet said this year’s budget would allocate $4 million over four years to assist sporting clubs across NSW to purchase and maintain Automatic External Defibrillators (AED).
“The first eight minutes after a person has a cardiac arrest are the most critical and early access to CPR and defibrillation can increase the likelihood of survival by up to 75 percent,” Mr Perrottet said.
“We will be rolling out more than 2,500 AED’s over the next four years, under the Local Sports Defibrillation Program, which will also see community members trained in how to use them.”
Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres said some form of cardiac arrest is experienced by up to 33,000 people in Australia every year.
“With thousands of spectators and players attending sporting events around the state every week, having AEDs at those venues will save lives,” Mr Ayres said.
Heart attack survivor, 54-year-old Eric Knowles collapsed at his son’s soccer final in Glenwood in 2015.
“I was one of the lucky ones. A defibrillator had been installed at the ground four weeks earlier, if it hadn’t been there, I would not be here today,” Mr Knowles said.
The defibrillator was installed by the Michael Hughes Foundation whose founder Julie Hughes lost her husband to sudden cardiac arrest in 2013.
“The difference between life and death is people being able to perform CPR and use a AED in the first few minutes,” Ms Hughes said.
The Local Sport Defibrillator Program will seek a co-funding contribution from eligible sports clubs.
Applications from clubs will be invited in the fourth quarter of this year through the Office of Sport website.
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