St John Ambulance - Saving Lives.
Clockwise (left-right), Dave Loudon, Christine North, Cath Shannon and Ray Bestwick with the new defibrillator.
St John are well known throughout New Zealand for helping the sick, injured and suffering. In Hamilton, a St John ambulance has recently been equipped with a state-of-the-art Lifepak 12 monitor defibrillator, thanks to funding from SKYCITY Hamilton Community Trust.Our thanks to SKYCITY Hamilton Community Trust for providing this article.
The $20,000 machine replaces 15 year-old equipment and St John Hamilton Area Manager Ray Bestwick says that it’s literally a life-saver.
“The equipment is compatible with hospital apparatus and, in addition to its defibrillating abilities, it monitors heart rhythm, blood oxygen, exhaled carbon dioxide and blood pressure,” says Ray.
Eddie Jackson, Regional CEO for St John Midland, says that SKYCITY Hamilton Community Trust have supported St John several times over the years.
“As a charitable organisation with a volunteer ethos, we rely on the generosity of funding and donations to maintain the services that we provide. We are extremely grateful to SKYCITY for providing the funds for the new defibrillator.”
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