The Andrews Labor Government is equipping sporting clubs in Western Victoria with a life-saving defibrillator.
Today, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP announced 10 of nearly 150 clubs across the state receiving the life-saving device as part of the second round of the Defibrillators Grants Program.
The recipients include:
- Barwon Valley Pony Club
- Barrabool Cricket Club
- Colac Central Bowling Club
- Colac West Cricket Club
- Colac Cricket Club
- City United Cricket Club
- Colac Baseball Club
- Derrinallum Bowling Club
- Mortlake Golf Club
- Timboon Bowling Club
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 that’s exactly what we’re doing. 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.
Western Victoria sports clubs that already have defibrillators are encouraged to ensure their devices are registered with Ambulance Victoria.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP
“Sporting clubs in Western Victoria are the heart of their communities, and we’re thrilled to be able to give them extra security in case an emergency strikes.”
“A person’s chance of survival during cardiac arrest decreases by 10 per cent with every minute that passes. There simply isn’t a second spare.”
“In an emergency, it’s important to stay calm, call emergency services, initiate immediate CPR and follow a clear emergency plan to avoid a tragedy.”