Greg Page, Australia’s much-loved, original Yellow Wiggle, recently collapsed during a bushfire relief concert. Fortunately a life-saving defibrillator was close at hand, which allowed quick acting nurse (and Wiggles fan) Grace Jones to save his life.
This incident highlights the importance of early defibrillation, which can only occur when a defibrillator is immediately accessible. If a defibrillator is used within 3–5 minutes of collapse, the person’s chance of survival can increase to as much as 50–75%. Every minute of delay in using a defibrillator reduces the chance of survival. In the Australia, less than 20% of cardiac arrest victims receive early defibrillation.
We are so pleased that Grace had the skills, knowledge and tools required to save Greg’s life, and we hope this inspires others to learn CPR and to have a defibrillator installed.
Well done Grace, to Greg’s fellow performers and crew, the paramedics and the venue for having a defibrillator in place.
Every minute counts, which is why we’d like to see defibrillators in as many public places as possible, and also why we have this offer available from now until 29 February 2020. Conditions apply, and only while stocks last. For licensed venues, you can also get a free site assessment at any time to ensure compliance.
If you’re interested in learning more about life-saving skills and equipment, including defibrillators, visit our office at 14 Thesiger Court Deakin, call us on (02) 6282 2399 or email us.