As the result of a member of the Rotary Club of Leominster in the UK visiting Hout Bay’s Rotary Club, Hout Bay Volunteer Emergency Medical Service (EMS) are the proud beneficiary of an automated defibrillator.
Keith Bull, president of the Rotary Club of Hout Bay, presented the important piece of life-saving equipment to Matthew Rosenberg, the chief liaison officer of HBVEMS at the Rotary weekly meeting on Tuesday November 27.
“The Rotary Club of Hout Bay commends the incredible work undertaken by HBVEMS volunteers providing residents from all communities of Hout Bay with the reassurance that at weekends and other key times, we are provided with the highest quality emergency medical services. We hope this piece of equipment will save many lives,” Mr Bull said.
Mr Rosenberg said HBVEMS was “blown away by the generosity of others”.
Mr Bull explained that earlier this year members of the local Rotary were introduced to a member of Leominster Rotary who was visiting from the UK.
“They had an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) that they offered to donate to HBVEMS. It was quickly arranged that one of the travelling Hout Bay Rotarians would bring it back. We were excited to receive the lifesaving piece of equipment which will be used to help our patients”
The Rotary Club of Hout Bay is part of an international organisation with over 1.3 million members worldwide. Members are encouraged to visit local clubs when visiting other parts of the world.
“In Hout Bay, we have many visitors from all over the world and this makes our meetings stimulating in so many ways. We are keen to meet people from Hout Bay who want to find out more about Rotary. We welcome interested parties to come along to our weekly meetings at the Atlantic Boat Club on Tuesday evenings.”
For further information, visit www.rotaryhoutbay.org.