An evaluation of the Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) Demonstration

4.1 St John as the program's community partner

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All stakeholders interviewed held St John in high regard. All praised St John's efforts in implementing the PAD Demonstration, and the organisation's effectiveness in implementing AEDs at key locations where the devices could save lives in the Australian community. Stakeholders noted the importance of the face-to-face support provided by St John in guiding host organisations through the installation process.

The PAD Demonstration would have failed without that personal element provided by St John, [you] need that personal element in the first instances, to get people on board with it. (Stakeholder)