Laree Anderson was a bubbly, recently graduated 23-year-old nurse about to embark on her OE when she went to her GP to get a routine body WOF, to ensure she was able to do the trek she had planned in Nepal. "How long have you known about your heart murmur?" the doctor blithely asked. Laree had no idea that she had a heart murmur - or a heart … [Read more...] about Laree’s cardiac arrest story
Photo: Winner Connie Brown with her grandchildren Dilynn and Tamati Atkins. Unfortunately, the Napier/Taupo Road is notorious for motor vehicle accidents, especially in winter when snow and ice can set in. It's one of the reasons we chose Te Haroto Marae as one of our August AED winners - it means that if a motorist is in trouble along that … [Read more...] about August’s Become a Heart Saver AED winner #2
Do your staff really know what to do in a medical emergency?A lot of business owners and managers trust that their employees would know what to do if they find a colleague or a customer suffering from a medical emergency. Surely someone in your organization would be capable and could take the lead, right?! Hmm, probably not. Most of us think … [Read more...] about Do your staff really know what to do in a medical emergency?
“We really need it, although we really hope we don’t need to use it!” said Hanmer Springs Forest Camp manager Graeme Ford when he found out they had won an AED through the Become a Heart Saver campaign. Hanmer Springs Forest Camp is a charitable organisation that provides low cost accommodation to schools and community groups, with specialised … [Read more...] about August’s Become a Heart Saver AED winner #1
We're still grinning about this one! We are very pleased to share that we have been announced as finalists in three categories of the Westpac Auckland Business Awards (West): Excellence in Strategy & Planning, Emerging Business of the Year, and Excellence in Marketing. Wow! While we don't do what we do for the awards and … [Read more...] about We’re business award finalists!
Very cool to see one of our July AED winners in the Pohutukawa Coast Times. You can read more about Paparimu School and their win online HERE. Congrats again to a very deserving winner! … [Read more...] about AED winner makes the news
Photo caption: Richard Poole from GrownUps with Paparimu School principal Rachel Evans and students. Photo by Nicola Keenan Rachel Evans, principal at Paparimu School was “absolutely delighted” when she found out that they had won an AED through the Become a Heart Saver campaign. Paparimu School is a boutique-sized, vibrant rural primary … [Read more...] about July’s Become a Heart Saver AED winner #2
Most Kiwis are aware of the amazing work Plunket do for new parents and new arrivals. For over a century, the not-for-profit has been New Zealand’s largest provider of services to support the health and development of children under five. Their West Auckland branch is no exception, providing parents from West Auckland with the support and … [Read more...] about July’s Become a Heart Saver AED winner #1
He's baaaaaaack! Our favourite comedian is back with new video in his trademark humour! This time Paul Ego learns the basics of CPR, from how to respond to cardiac arrest, what to do and even what song to remember to keep your compressions at the right rate. This video is the favourite of the Heart Saver managing directors - watch it and let us … [Read more...] about Paul Ego learns the basics of CPR