Defibrillator a heartfelt donation

Cockburn Men’s Shed secretary Ross Heseltine and Geoff Webb, from the Rotary Club of Cockburn, with a defibrillator.
Cockburn Men’s Shed secretary Ross Heseltine and Geoff Webb, from the Rotary Club of Cockburn, with a defibrillator.

The club gave their fellow Cockburn-based group a defibrillator worth $2700.

Rotary president David Kleemann said a club member and GP reviewed a number of defibrillators before deeming one appropriate for the Men’s Shed.

‘We were conscious the shed is currently located in a relatively isolated area and that if someone was to have a cardiac incident it could take time for emergency services to arrive,’ he said.

‘The installation of the defibrillator means that vital assistance can be provided while waiting for assistance.

‘We believe that the defibrillator will play an important role at the Cockburn Men’s Shed by providing a sense of security that there is help at hand if required.’