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New AED to save people in the South
South Taranaki's Tui Ora staff know what to do when it comes to cardiac arrests.
Six Tui Ora staff were given training from St John who gifted an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to the Hawera community.
"This is a gift from our community so it will be shared and used for hui,' says office coordinator Mihi Kahu. "Māori. and Pacific Islanders have high incidents of heart problems so it will be good to have on hand."
It is one of four defibrillators donated to Taranaki iwi as part of a project to help reduce the number of fatal cardiac arrests associated with Māori.
The national initiative of donating 50 defibrillators follows the release of St John's annual Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest report which shows Māori are 20 times more likely to suffer a cardiac arrest than other ethnic groups.
Defibrillators will also be kept at Waitara's Owae Marae, Rangiatea and Tu Tama Wahine in New Plymouth. For more read story here.