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IN Victoria, 1500 die from out of hospital cardiac arrest each year.

In effort to reduce the statistics, Rotary Clubs Australia wide are working to distribute defibrillators in local organisations.

Leongatha Rotary Club presented Woorayl Lodge with a $2500 defibrillator last Tuesday (November 15).

The defibrillator was supplied by Tasmania’s Phil Brumby, who travelled to Leongatha to demonstrate to the Woorayl Lodge staff how to use the device.

“A lot of people don’t appreciate just how many people die from out of hospital cardiac arrest,” Mr Brumby said.

“Around 8600 die from out of hospital cardiac arrest nationwide, and 6000 of those people could have survived if someone had performed CPR and used a defibrillator.

“Rotary’s initiative to get defibrillators into local organisations is happening because they understand that these vital minutes can save lives.”

The defibrillator will not only help the residents of Woorayl Lodge, but it will help the staff and visitors as well.

The technology is simple for untrained people to use.

When in use, automated voice prompts give instructions to ensure the device is used correctly.

The defibrillator monitors the condition of the patient and will turn itself if the patient doesn’t need it.

“One of the main problems is that people won’t operate defibrillators for fear they will hurt someone. That can’t happen with this defibrillator,” Mr Brumby said.

The defibrillator can also be used on patients with pacemakers without harm.

Woorayl Lodge is the second organisation to receive a defibrillator from Mr Brumby and the Rotary Club. The first organisation was Woorayl Golf Club 12 months ago.

Life saver: Leongatha Rotary Club president Don Bruce presented a defibrillator to Woorayl Lodge president Mark Pearce, manager Jo White and personal carer Kathy Ingles.

Life saver: Leongatha Rotary Club president Don Bruce presented a defibrillator to Woorayl Lodge president Mark Pearce, manager Jo White and personal carer Kathy Ingles.

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