LIFE-SAVING EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON PORT MACQUARIE’S GOLF COURSE

As many as 30-thousand Australians go into cardiac arrest each year, and statistics show around 90-percent of those people will die.

In a bid to increase survival rates, Port Macquarie Golf Course has welcomed two new defibrillators.

The life-saving equipment comes thanks to a partnership with the Private Hospital, and will be installed at hole seven and hole 15, to service both halves of the course.

“We have one in our club house and ground keeper sheds, so they’ve got to come from those locations whereas they will be physically closer to anyone on the golf course who has a cardiac event, so therefore we’ll be ale to get to the person quicker”

Every minute without defibrillation reduces the chance of survival by approximately 10-percent.

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