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Evac+Chair donates life-saving device to a golf course

By Kate Corney    19 Feb 2013

A UK golf course will have its finger firmly on the pulse when it comes to the health of its golfers thanks to a heart-lifting donation.

Birmingham-based Evac+Chair International donated a CardiAid Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to Mytime Golf's Hatchford Brook Golf Course in Birmingham.

The defibrillator is a ‘talking’ public access device to provide life-saving electroshock treatment for people who suffer a heart attack or cardiac arrest.

Established in 1969, Hatchford Brook Golf Course is managed by Mytime Golf on behalf of Birmingham City Council and has more than 200 members, as well as public access for ‘pay and play’.

Hatchford Brook Golf Course general manager, Duncan Attwood, said: “The course is extremely popular with the older generation and Evac+Chair’s donation will enable us to provide greater customer care for our golfers and guests. It will allow us to better manage any potential emergency situations that could arise at any time.”

Barry Scholes, director at Evac+Chair International and seven-year member of Hatchford Brook Golf Club, said: “With over 30,000 Cardiac arrests in the UK every year, I think it is essential that every golf club and leisure facility in the country should be equipped with an AED (Automated External Defibrillator).”

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