The Willawarrin Hotel have recently purchased a lifesaving defibrillator that will benefit the whole community if there's an emergency.
Owners of the Willawarrin Hotel Gordon and Karen Anderson made the decision to purchase the defibrillator so the community of Willawarrin has access to lifesaving technology.
"We're only 20 minutes from Kempsey, but that can be a lifetime during cardiac arrest," Karen said.
"It can take emergency services anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour to get here and during cardiac arrest, that time is so important."
The defibrillator will be available for anyone to use in Willawarrin and surrounding areas.
"It will be available 24/7 for anyone in the community who needs it. It can be picked up from the hotel and taken to a home if there's an emergency."
Staff from the Willawarrin Hotel are currently undergoing training to use the defibrillator.
"We also have a training video that we can supply to anyone in the community who wants to learn how to use it," Karen said.
"Defib for Life will be releasing some grants in August and we will be either fundraising or purchasing a second defibrillator for the Willawarrin sports ground that all sporting groups will have access to," Karen said.
"Cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, no matter their age and having a defibrillator out here will benefit the community if there's an emergency."
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