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LAWRENCE HAS A BIG HEART: COOPERATION DELIVERS LIFESAVING DEFIBRILLATOR

LAWRENCE HAS A BIG HEART: COOPERATION DELIVERS LIFESAVING DEFIBRILLATOR

LAWRENCE HAS A BIG HEART: COOPERATION DELIVERS LIFESAVING DEFIBRILLATOR

A collaborative effort between the Lawrence community and regional health officials which will deliver a lifesaving defibrillator for the local community is a fantastic example of locals working together for better social infrastructure, according to Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis.

“I advocated for this with the NSW Government after being approached by Neville Tabor from the Lawrence Area Over Fifties Group on Australia Day,” Mr Gulaptis said.

“Neville was inquiring as to whether any government grants or assistance were available to purchase a defibrillator so I went to the Northern NSW Local Health District with the request and their response was terrific.”

“Wayne Jones Chief Executive of Northern NSW Local Health District and Sharyn White Acting Chief Executive with North Coast Primary Health Network worked hard to co-fund a community accessible defibrillator in the Lawrence community.

“Conversations were held with community members living in Lawrence and a sub-committee was established to coordinate the installation of the defibrillator.”

A community launch will be held on Wednesday 20th June at 10:00am at the Lawrence Public Hall, which will include defibrillator training and a BBQ lunch.

Free full first aid training will also be available to Lawrence community members on 27th June.

For more information on the defibrillator launch or the free first aid training, please call Aimee McNeill North Coast Primary Health Network on 0437 737 191