Wendy Shiels (Drouin Anglican Church), Shirley Haynes (Drouin Hills Probus) & Leigh Bates (Drouin Rotary)
The Rotary Club of Drouin Hills recently asked the Rotary Club of Drouin to help update the AED machine in the Drouin Anglican Hall, where that club and many other organisations regularly meet. The machine had begun beeping!
Rotary’s Leigh Bates subsequently installed a new battery and new adult pads purchased by his club. “We have potentially vulnerable people attending our meetings and participating in short trips away” said Shirley Haynes, Secretary of the Probus club “and we were concerned that we were not able to protect them with a potentially faulty machine. We are very grateful for the generosity of our local Rotarians”.
Drouin Anglican Church administration officer, Wendy Shiels supported Probus in their thanks to Rotary. “We are planning to buy a new machine but this now means that the users of our hall are immediately protected” she said. “This gift gives us flexibility in the location of any additional machine”.
Leigh urged Wendy and Shirley to register this machine and all future, additional machines with Ambulance Victoria at https://registermyaed.ambulance.vic.gov.au/ which is advice given to all owners of AEDs. That will mean a call to Triple Zero emergency about a heart attach helps guide callers to their nearest AED while waiting for an ambulance.