Griffith Base Hospital is now home to a cutting edge piece of lifesaving technology, thanks to the efforts of the Griffith Heart Support Group.
Together they raised over $19,000 to buy the hospital a Lucas 3 Compression System, which is used to save people going into cardiac arrest.
It's a portable machine that can keep a heart pumping in times of emergency, giving medical staff more time to potentially save a life.
It will be housed at Griffith Base Hospital's emergency ward, and it will be the only one of its kind in all of regional NSW.
Griffith Heart Support Group president Sam Catanzariti said they were only able to buy the machine thanks to the tireless fundraising efforts of many volunteers.
"Without the dedication and hard work of this group we could not have been able to achieve this great result," Mr Catanzariti said.
He said it was a collective team effort by the Griffith community; many local businesses also pitched in their support, both in cash and in kind.
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