The Michael Hughes Foundation is a registered Australian Charity and has certification as a social enterprises with Social Traders.
Our Foundation exists to create change with how we, as a community, respond to medical emergencies. We know through our own experiences that defibrillators alone do not save lives. Where it starts is a coordinated response which includes confident community bystanders who can recognise a cardiac arrest, CALL Triple Zero (000), PUSH on the chest using CPR and SHOCK using a public access defibrillator.
On the surface, these are simple steps, but strengthening the links between community efforts, Ambulance personnel and Hospitals takes a great deal of work and collaboration. Thankfully, we have strong relationships with key stakeholders such as Ambulance NSW, NSW Health, Council of Ambulance Authorities – Australasia, and GoodSAM.
The Foundation has been driving change through our core programs which have included:
- Creating Heart safe Communities locally for Melrose Park and within City of Parramatta
- Panel member of the NSW Health Expert Panel to Reduce Premature Cardiac Mortality
- Research Partner with Westmead Applied Research Centre
- Longstanding corporate partnerships including PAYCE and PCYC NSW.
To reach our vision, we sustain ourselves through various revenue streams including reinvesting profits from the sales of products and services. More than 50% of our overall income is driven through selling high quality first aid equipment and through the delivery of accredited first aid course – all of which is matched to our core mission – To Turn Bystanders into First Responders.
Why is this important for you to know?
The Michael Hughes Foundation requires financial support to ensure that we are here for the long term and to continue to focus on the projects that make a significant difference in saving lives.
By purchasing from us and referring our Foundation, you have confidence that our organisation continues to give back in a variety of ways:
- Donating defibrillator packages to organisations in need
- Delivering subsidised accredited training
- Creating content for awareness raising activities (eg #Responder video series, MHF Life Magazine)
- Covering costs associated with our advocacy work with Government
- Implementing Heartsafe Community initiatives
Our full list of products and services are listed below:
We offer a full range of accredited first aid courses, delivered nationally, to increase the education and skills of individuals for workplace qualifications as well as for personal interest. Our courses can be delivered to a wide range of organisations with the same impact.
A key differential in the delivery of programs is that courses are delivered by medically trained and passionate trainers (many of whom are paramedics) and they deliver tailored, meaningful, and real-life content for participants.
All our courses comply with Australian Resuscitation Council Guidelines and are delivered under the auspices of Healthcorp Pty Ltd RTO 91222. Healthcorp is the RTO issuing the qualifications.
“Our CPR refresher course was great, and Kevin is just awesome! I don’t think we would want anyone else but Kevin from now on, we feel spoilt!”
Baber Rasheed, Community First Step, Fairfield
Being a defibrillator brokerage means we are your go-to for all your defibrillator needs. Our team is able to provide a complete solution to match your needs, budget and location. All of our packages include training and ongoing support. We provide personalised advice to ensure you are making the right choice.
We further offer a range of accessories of defibrillator for sale such as replacement electrode pads, batteries and can supply cabinets and relevant signage to ensure your unit is always operational.
“The assistance I received from Julie and the organisation was fantastic! MHF helped guide me through the necessary paperwork and provided our members with thorough training in the use of the equipment. as well as basic first aid”
Narelle Baglin, Treasurer, Whittley Club NSW Inc.
First Aid Kits are an essential piece of equipment in keeping any space safe. For homes, business and mobile use, there are different first aid kits suited for each environment.
All of our first aid kits are of a high quality and comply with workplace standards.
In Sydney, we are able to offer a further exclusive service to restock your kits on a regular basis. See First Aid kit Restock Supplies
The Michael Hughes Foundation is here for your heart. Thank you for keeping us close to yours.