Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes today announced NSW Government funding for the introduction of life-saving defibrillators at key local sporting clubs.

The NSW Government’s $4 million Local Sport Defibrillation Program will see more than 2,500 Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) installed at community sporting clubs over the next four years.

Early access to CPR and defibrillation can influence cardiac arrest survival rates by up to 75 percent.

Avalon Beach Bowling and Recreation Club, Mona Vale Bowling Club, Narrabeen Lakes Sailing Club, North Narrabeen Surf Life Saving Club, Palm Beach Surf Life Saving Club, Pittwater Aquatic Club, South Narrabeen Surf Life Saving Club and Whale Beach Surf Life Saving Club are amongst this round’s 430 successful applicants across NSW.

“Pittwater is a sporting paradise and I’m delighted several local clubs have been awarded funding under this new program,” Rob Stokes said today.

“The club members responsible for these applications should be commended for their efforts in helping increase their club’s capacity to provide life-saving intervention, not only for fellow club members - but also the wider community.”

The NSW Government program supports up to 50 percent of the defibrillator cost, training and maintenance. The next round of applications will open in mid-2018.

For more information visit:  sport.nsw.gov.au/clubs/grants/defibrillator