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The Australian Hotels Association – SA Branch & Clubs SA have announced a commitment of much needed funding to purchase more than 350 defibrillators for regional South Australian communities.

This project is a collaboration of the Pubs and Clubs and St John SA who will assist in the placement of the units into much needed areas.

Ian Horne, General Manager of the AHA SA said Pubs and Clubs remain the focal point and a gathering place for most South Australian communities and so it is of the greatest pleasure that South Australian Hotels and Licensed Clubs can support in such a practical way the communities that support them.

Mr. Horne said that the support was valued at $750,000. He said that this was an Australia first collaboration between Pubs, Clubs and St John for the great benefit of regional South Australia.

Health Minister Peter Malinauskas congratulated the AHA SA and Clubs SA on their significant commitment that would go towards saving lives in regional communities.

“I applaud the AHA SA, Clubs SA and participating hoteliers and Clubs for taking the initiative to place these life-saving devices in their businesses,” Mr Malinauskas said.

The funding for the project comes via Hotel Care Community Projects which is supported by the Independent Gaming Corporation LTD.

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