OxygenCare announces new partnership to improve access to life-saving defibrillators in Ireland

  • Photo: Conrad Wynne, Senior Product Specialist, Resuscitation, OxygenCare

    OxygenCare, a leading provider of life-saving medical equipment and solutions, has announced a new partnership with Defibtech, a manufacturer of life-saving resuscitation devices, to improve the availability of rescue-ready defibrillators in Ireland which could save lives.

    Defibtech, a long-standing American manufacturer in medical technology, is dedicated to crafting dependable, affordable, and user-friendly products, empowering communities globally to respond to sudden cardiac arrest.

    Joseph Mullally, Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations, Defibtech, said: “Partnering with an industry leader like OxygenCare was a natural fit for Defibtech. We have a shared mission to provide emergency medical technology and spread awareness which can save lives. We recognise that the true impact of our work lies not only in the accessibility of our products but also through knowledge and skills”.

    Cardiovascular disease remains a leading cause of death in Ireland, with at least 9,000 deaths and 25,000 hospital admissions each year according to the HSE. The availability of functional defibrillators is crucial, and inadequate maintenance has rendered many devices non-functional, exacerbating the issue.

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    Conrad Wynne, Senior Product Specialist, Resuscitation, OxygenCare, said: “This partnership with Defibtech not only enhances our critical care offering but enables us to help ensure that AEDs across Ireland are both available and functional when people need them. Emergency situations arise all the time and every second counts in these situations, so having operational, life-saving technology is crucial.

    As a leading provider of emergency and resuscitation equipment, OxygenCare has extensive experience and a long-standing reputation in the Irish healthcare industry. The addition of Defibtech’s Lifeline AED (automated external defibrillators) greatly enhances its existing portfolio.

    Joseph Mullally added: “By combining our defibrillator products with OxygenCare's support and service, we're equipping organisations and communities across Ireland with the tools, knowledge and confidence to act decisively in the face of cardiac emergencies. Together, we are on a journey to reach this goal, saving lives and safeguarding communities, one heartbeat at a time.”

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