DEFIBRILLATORS PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVE WITH HUGHES FOUNDATION - Partnership initiative aims for a 'heart-safe' community, says Dominic Sullivan


PAYCE Director, Dominic Sullivan has announced that PAYCE, in partnership with the Michael Hughes Foundation, has donated two defibrillators to two sponsored sporting clubs in the Melrose Park area.

"This partnership initiative is part of a long-term plan to make local communities 'heart-safe," Mr Sullivan said.

Two Clubs to Receive Defibrillators – Dominic Sullivan

"West Ryde Rovers and Ermington United are the recipients of the life-saving units.

"Each club will receive assistance with installation and operation of the Heartsine 500 units from the Michael Hughes Foundation.

The First Step in Making Melrose Park a 'Heart Safe' Community – Dominic Sullivan

"PAYCE welcomes the opportunity to participate in the Foundation's rollout of defibrillators in the area and across the State, where more than 200 units are located in local communities and more than 1300 people have been trained in their operation.

"Defibrillators increase the chance of survival from a cardiac arrest and for PAYCE, this initiative is the just the first step in making Melrose Park a 'heart safe' community," he said.

Hughes Foundation Nearing 50 Units Distributed – Dominic Sullivan

Foundation Executive Director, Julie Hughes said awareness and education are key components to strengthening the Cardiac Chain of Survival and assisting community members to be more confident first responders in cardiac arrest events.

"Thanks to PAYCE we have been given the opportunity to engage with local groups in the Melrose Park area and offer information and training," she said.

Mr Sullivan explained that the Hughes Foundation was formed after the untimely death of Dundas resident, Michael Hughes aged 38, of sudden cardiac arrest.

"Under the Foundation's program, there are now nearly 50 defibrillators in Parramatta and surrounding suburbs," he said.


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