NEW DEFIB BREATHES LIFE INTO LYNDHURST FOOTBALL AND NETBALL CLUB

Lyndhurst Football and Netball Club is set to take its game up a notch when it comes to dealing with an emergency on and off the park with a new defibrillator and training package from the Andrews Labor Government.

Their delivery and training date will be on Wednesday 18 October. Defibrillators at local sports clubs like Lyndhurst Football and Netball Club keep players safe, spectators protected, and are a vital tool for the community.

In a life threatening sudden cardiac arrest – every second counts, and bystanders play a critical role.

Without a defibrillator close by, the survival rate for sudden cardiac arrest is somewhere between two and five per cent. When a defibrillator is used within the first few minutes, the rate of survival can rise to 70 per cent.   

The great news is that more bystanders than ever are stepping in to save lives. The use of public defibrillators for cardiac arrests has soared four-fold from 2.8 per cent in 2006/07 to 11 per cent in 2015/16.

The new devices will appear on Ambulance Victoria’s database, so that triple zero operators will be able to direct callers to the new devices available when emergency strikes.

For more information about the Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs and Facilities Program visit www.sport.vic.gov.au.

Quotes attributable to Jude Perera MP  

“We here in Cranbourne are proud of our local sports clubs like Lyndhurst Football and Netball Club and their efforts to make their environment more safe and enjoyable for all.”

“This delivery will help more clubs to have the right equipment and training in case an emergency strikes.”

Quote attributable to Minister for Sport John Eren

 

“My cardiac arrest changed my life. I know only too well just how important it is to have a defibrillator nearby.”