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Defibrillator now in Woolworths Grafton to treat sudden cardiac arrest

Clarence Valley residents now have access to a defibrillator in Woolworths Grafton to assist in the event of sudden cardiac arrest.

The Automated External Defibrillator (AED) was installed in Woolworths Grafton in recent weeks and is part of a priority roll out program at Woolworths that ensures rural and regional community, or areas where it may be hard to access a medical site gets first access to the roll out. In early May, Woolworths announced there would be a national roll out of defibrillators in their stores. The AED is designed to be used by anyone, with clear step-by-step voice instructions that can guide members of the public through the process.

Woolworths Grafton Store Manager, Gary O’Neill said; “We are pleased to have a defibrillator installed in our store which everyone can have access to. 

“You never know when a sudden cardiac arrest might strike and in the unfortunate event that it does, having the local community able to access this treatment, could help to save lives. The best medical advice tells us that access to an AED early on can greatly increase the chance of survival.”