Cudgegong Valley Public School (CVPS) is now the proud owner of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) thanks to their successful application to be part of the Here for Hearts Schools Program.
The program, aimed at subsidising AED purchases for schools throughout NSW and Queensland, is a partnership between Westfund Health Insurance and the Defibshop.
Here for Hearts is designed to save lives by increasing awareness of sudden cardiac arrest and the importance of defibrillators in the community.
Westfund’s Bianca Maloney visited CVPS to hand over the AED at the Monday afternoon assembly.
“The AED will be secured in an easily accessible place in CVPS and will provide peace of mind for the entire town,” she said.
CVPS also acknowledged the Cudgegong Parents and Citizens Association for their financial contribution towards covering the cost of the AED.