Mount Lawley Tennis Club scores potentially life-saving defibrillator

Mount Lawley MLA Simon Millman presenting the new defibrillator to Mount Lawley Tennis Club president Simone Firns.
Mount Lawley MLA Simon Millman presenting the new defibrillator to Mount Lawley Tennis Club president Simone Firns.

THE Mount Lawley Tennis Club has been served up new potentially life-saving equipment.

Mount Lawley MLA Simon Millman donated an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) to the club after they approached him following a workplace first aid assessment by St John.

The AED was presented at the club’s opening day on Saturday.

Mount Lawley Tennis Club vice president Dennis Jones said the board of directors decided early this year that for improved health and safety, the club should have an AED in case of a member or visitor having a sudden cardiac arrest.

“The club then approached our local member Simon Millman for financial assistance and was very pleased when he volunteered to fund the purchase cost,” he said.

The tennis club has around 300 members.

Mr Millman said he was pleased the club could now access the equipment.

“The Mount Lawley Tennis Club is an integral part of our local community,” he said.

The Heart Foundation estimates 25,000 people suffer cardiac arrest outside of a hospital every year, and immediate action with CPR and an AED can dramatically increase the chance of survival.