Croí donation adds fourth defibrillator to Salthill

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galway daily news croí gets donation for new defibrilator in salthill
Pictured at the cheque presentation: Neil Johnson, CEO Croí; Pat Hobbert, President Galway Salthill Rotary; Maura O’Connor with her daughter Laura, and Jerry O’Leary, Galway Salthill Rotary.

Galway Salthill Rotary Club recently presented a cheque to Neil Johnson, CEO of Croí, in memory of their longstanding member, the late Benny O’Connor.

The donation has added a fourth automated external defibrillator (AED) to Salthill and is centrally located beside Salthill car park on the wall of the toilet block facing the sea.

Croí would like to take this opportunity to thank the O’Connor family and Galway Salthill Rotary Club for their generosity and support, as well as Galway City Council for facilitating the location of this lifesaving medical equipment.

An AED, or automated external defibrillator, is used to help those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest.

It is a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use, medical device that can analyse the heart’s rhythm and, if necessary, deliver an electrical shock, or defibrillation, to help the heart re-establish an effective rhythm.

Pat Hobbert, President of Galway Salthill Rotary, said the club’s Kick the Wall collection box embedded in the wall at Blackrock has been a considerable success.

“For the last eleven years it has enabled the club to support local charities through the generosity of the Galway public, the defibrillator being an example.”