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Defibrillator a club lifesaver

Busselton Dunsborough Times

Sporting groups using Bovell Park will now have around-the-clock access to an automatic external defibrillator after St John Ambulance Busselton donated a security box to house Busselton Hockey’s AED outside the stadium.

Busselton Hockey board member Kylie Witten said the hockey association already had an AED onsite, but it was only accessible when hockey games were being played.

“With soccer on Sundays and cricket in the summer, we thought it would be more beneficial to have it accessible with a code when the need arises,” she said.

“It’s an automated AED that anyone can use — it talks you through what you need to do and is public-friendly.

“Hopefully, we’ll never need to use it, but now it’s there for whoever needs it.”

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Sporting clubs will have 24/7 access to the AED via a code.

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