Press Release | 7 December 2017
Six Automated External Defibrillators are now available to the public in a number of late night venues along Chapel Street and in Toorak Village.
The City of Stonnington Mayor, Cr Steve Stefanopoulos, with Level 2 First Aid training himself, said the new defibrillators will help improve community health and safety in the popular precincts.
“The City of Stonnington is providing defibrillators in public spaces because research shows it has helped save lives across Australia and the world where the practice is now widespread,” Mayor Stefanopoulos said.
“Cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in Australia, and defibrillation within the first few minutes of having a sudden cardiac arrest increases the chance of survival to over 70 per cent. Providing publicly available defibrillators along Chapel Street and in Toorak Village will greatly improve the community’s ability to respond to emergencies while waiting for emergency services.”
Location details of the units are available on the Ambulance Victoria Automated External Defibrillators Registry.
Defibrillators are also installed in City of Stonnington sporting clubs and facilities across the municipality.