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Arrhythmia Alliance - Bernard Gallacher Defibrillator Campaign

In August 2013, former Ryder Cup captain, Bernard Gallacher collapsed during a dinner at a hotel on the outskirts of Aberdeen.  Bernard had suffered a sudden cardiac arrest.  Thanks to the immediate action of the hotel staff with CPR and early shocks from a life-saving Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs), Bernard survived.  Bernard has gone on to make a full recovery and has had an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) fitted to prevent further cardiac arrests.

Drawing on his own personal experience, in partnership with Arrhythmia Alliance and the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA), Bernard decided to launch the Bernard Gallacher Defibrillator Campaign, to support the placement of live-saving public-access AEDs at golf clubs across the UK.  Over four million people attend one of the country’s 3,000 golf clubs each year, but currently only a third of these clubs have an on-site AED.

Click here to learn more about the background of the campaign.

To find out more about this campaign please email info@defibssavelives.org or call 01789 867 501.


Get in touch for more help and information

+44 (0) 1789 867 501info@heartrhythmalliance.org

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