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1000 of the Nations Caravan Parks to Have Defibrillators Installed

$1 Million in funds have been invested into rolling out the med tech devices to assist the nearly 11 million visitors that stay in the nations caravan parks each year.

Roll out of the defibrillators will be organised by the Caravan Industry of Australia who will also be contributing half the cost of each device.

There had been previous petitioning to the NSW Government to have mandatory laws requiring all parks in NSW to install the life saving devices. After an incident on New Year’s Day this year resulted in a man dying, after suffering a cardiac arrest in a NSW caravan park and no access to a defibrillator was available.

Minister for Health Greg Hunt stated, “research shows that if a person is defibrillated within the first five minutes of collapse, their chance of survival is around 90 per cent and for every minute that this is delayed, the chances of survival decrease by up to 10 per cent.”

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