Davistown Progress Association will receive $3,600 from the NSW Government to install a life-saving defibrillator at Davistown Progress Hall.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said 521 local residents had signed a petition to support the request for funding.
“I presented the petition to Health Minister Brad Hazzard in December last year and am delighted that he has responded to this community campaign by providing $3,600,” Mr Crouch said.
“A defibrillator is a resuscitation device that quite literally makes the difference between life and death when someone experiences cardiac arrest.
“Many sport clubs and community groups have their own defibrillator and it is so important for this equipment to also be accessible at Davistown Progress Hall.”
Davistown Progress Association President Jenny McCulla said the Davistown Progress Hall was located nearby Central Wharf.
“Along with our committee, members and residents who signed the petition, I am delighted with the good news that we have receiving funding for a defibrillator,” Ms McCulla said.
“A number of locals will be trained to use it and are going to be available 24/7 so that the defibrillator can be used in an emergency situation.”
An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is life-saving technology that assists people following cardiac arrest.