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NINETY more defibrillators will be rolled out in locations across Tasmania in the coming months, including one at a popular Lindisfarne café.

The successful applicants of the second round of the Community Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) Fund have been selected, including Currency Café in Lindisfarne.

Local Liberal Member for Franklin Dean Young welcomed the news, saying Currency Café was an ideal location for a community AED.

“When someone suffers a cardiac arrest, every single minute counts,” Mr Young said.

“Having an AED at Currency Café will ensure locals will have easy access to this lifesaving device, which is incredibly simple to use without any training and is audio- equipped to guide the user through the procedure.

“The Ambulance Tasmania smart phone app shows locations of AEDs right across the state, along with directions on how to access them should the need arise.”

Mr Young said the latest round of AEDs fulfils the State Government’s 2021 election policy to invest in a further 180 defibrillators for rural and remote communities in Tasmania over two financial years, following the delivery of 180 community defibrillators in 2018/19.

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