16 June, 2024

Parks now have heart starters

City of Moreton Bay residents now have access to industry-leading health devices, with the recent installation of nine Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) at strategically selected parks and outdoor areas.

Parks now have heart starters - feature photo

AEDs are currently located at Woodford Visitor Information Centre, Wallace Street Park, Caboolture, Brennan Park, Bongaree, Clayton Park, Beachmere, Redcliffe Jetty precinct, Petrie Mill Playground, Pine Rivers Park, Strathpine, Leslie Patrick Park, Arana Hills and John Scott Park, Samford.

City of Moreton Bay Mayor, Peter Flannery, said the 12-week pilot program made defibrillators readily accessible in public spaces to potentially save lives during sudden cardiac emergencies.

“Having access to a defibrillator increases the survival chances of an individual by 70 per cent, so it makes perfect sense for us to have trialled these devices in our public spaces”, he said.

“These defibrillators are easy and safe to use with minimal training, and they provide clear instructions, both visual and voice prompts, to guide users through the resuscitation process, until professional help arrives.”


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