New defibrillators pump life into Victoria Daly region

Oct 27, 2022

Did you know that using a defibrillator within the first few minutes of having a Sudden Cardiac Arrest, increases the chance of survival to over 70 per cent?

It’s one of the reasons why Victoria Daly Regional Council is rolling out six defibrillators’ (AEDs) across the region.

The AEDs will be publicly registered with the PulsePoint AED App, making them searchable and accessible to locals and visitors to VDRC communities.

Made possible by a grant from the Northern Territory’s Community Benefit Fund (Minor) the six machines totalled a cost of $12,832.

The new AFDs are being installed in:

  • The Nauiyu Aged Care Centre.
  • The Nauiyu Council Building precinct.
  • The Kalkarindji Aged Care Centre.
  • The Kalkarindji Council Office.
  • The Pine Creek Council Office.
  • Regional Office CDP Building.

The Timber Creek Council Office, Yarralin Council Office, and Yarralin Aged Care Centre have already received AFDs in previous years.

VDRC’s Work Health and Safety Manager, Gillian Hylton said having the life-saving machines right across the region was critical to the safety of the communities and people travelling through.

“Obviously we are hoping that we never have to use the machines, but if something does happen, our community centres and aged care facilities are prepared,” Hylton said.

“It’s really about giving our community members, council staff, or tourists passing by peace of mind that if something does go wrong, we have the ability to help.”

Gillian Hylton with AED

B. Pedwell, the Mayor of VDRC, thanked the Northern Territory Government for its support in acquiring the AEDs.

“These machines make our communities safer, and I extend my thanks to the NT Government for their assistance in making this possible.”

“I encourage community members and visitors to the region to download the PulsePoint AED App so they can easily locate an AED when in the Victoria Daly region.”


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