Life Saving Device Donated to Local Community

A new defibrillator at St John's Shopping Centre, Perth has been welcomed. The defibrillator was recently installed on the external wall of the shopping centre, and will now be able to provide life-saving support to anyone in the City Centre who needs it.

The defibrillator was installed for the community by the community with two local businessmen, Avey Mohammed of A&S Properties and Dr Constantinos Loizides of Perth Dental Care donating the life-saving device to the City Centre. 

The project to install the device was then led by Alan Moffat of A&E First Aid Training along with the Shopping Centre. St John's Shopping Centre purchased and installed an externally heated cabinet for the defibrillator to ensure that the device can provide life-saving support throughout the year.

Mr Mohammed explained, "Alan came to do a demonstration on how a defibrillator works and what the benefits are. Afterwards, we had a one-to-one and decided it would be a great idea to fund one for the City. I Spoke with Constantinos and we got a funding package together and asked Alan to speak to the shopping centre to get installed. We couldn't have picked a better spot as this is the nearest defibrillator in the area."

Dr Loizides added, "The fact you have a defibrillator on the High Street that is easily accessible is a great idea. Statistics show that if used within the first eight minutes of cardiac arrest the survival rate is significantly higher - about 80 to 90 per cent higher."

Since the installation of the defibrillator at all staff at St John's Shopping centre have completed a heart start training course, where they furthered their knowledge on how to use the defibrillator and provide CPR.

Derek Martin, Marketing Manager at St John's Shopping Centre said, "The generous donation from Mr Mohammed and Dr Loizides will go along way to provide vital life-saving support to the local community. We are delighted to have worked with these local businesses to be able to provide Perth City Centre with its first24-hour public access defibrillator."




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