Hawkesbury Hospital's heartfelt thanks to golfers

Money raised from a charity golf day has lead to the purchase of a life-saving defibrillator for Hawkesbury Hospital.

The golf day, which is held annually at Windsor Country Golf Club and run by the United Hospital Auxiliary Hawkesbury Branch volunteers, raised   $10,500 for the purchase of the machine which is a welcome addition to the Hospital emergency department.

Hawkesbury District Health Service general manager Peter Blanchard sincerely thanked the volunteers for their substantial donation for a new and advanced defibrillator for the hospital.

‘‘When cardiac arrest occurs, the clock starts ticking,’’ Mr Blanchard said.

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