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Cheryl Watson from Wellington Free Ambulance at the defib machine.

Martinborough has a brand-new Community Defibrillator, with thanks to Wellington Free Ambulance for its generous donation. 

This latest AED is accessible 24/7 outside the Ambulance Station in Texas Street.

An AED, or Automated External Defibrillator, is used to help those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest/heart stoppage. 

A sophisticated, easy-to-use medical device,  the AED can analyze the heart’s rhythm and, if necessary, deliver an electrical shock, or defibrillation, to help the heart re-establish an effective rhythm.

Anyone with a computer can find the locations of all these machines via: www.aedlocations.co.nz

Wellington Free Ambulance will be offering two Heartbeat workshops in November during which they will cover CPR and use of the AED.

Tuesday 28 November – 10.00 a.m. at The Supper Room, Waihinga Centre

Wednesday 29 November – 5.30 p.m. at the Ambulance Station, Texas Street

Spaces are limited so please register via the Martinborough Community Board: angela.brown@swdc.govt.nz

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