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Netball NZ announces new partnership with Stryker

Netball New Zealand and the Silver Ferns have entered a new partnership with Stryker, one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and manufacturer of global Automatic External Defibrillator (AED), LIFEPAK and HeartSine devices, among other products.

The partnership will see Stryker become an official AED provider to the Silver Ferns who will now travel with an AED , both in New Zealand and overseas.

NNZ Chief Executive, Jennie Wyllie, said they were delighted to welcome Stryker on board and was pleased the Silver Ferns would now have a portable AED wherever they went.

“Netball New Zealand and Stryker share a lot in common, particularly when it comes to the health and care of our people and those around us. Being ready for any situation on court is something that the Silver Ferns pride themselves on but being prepared for any emergency situation is something we feel confident in with medical technology like the LIFEPAK CR2 AED from Stryker,” she said.

“This is a valuable partnership providing fast access to a lifesaving tool from one of the world leaders in medical technology.”

The announcement comes ahead of World Restart a Heart Day on October 16 to raise awareness of Cardiac Arrest and the Chain of Survival; Call – Push – Shock.

Ryan McCarthy, Managing Director of Stryker’s Medical Australian business, said they were pleased to become an official supplier to the world champion Silver Ferns and mark the international Restart a Heart Day with the new partnership.

“At Stryker, we are driven to make healthcare better and feel proud that we are in a position to supply the Silver Ferns with technology that could make a difference in an emergency situation. Stryker and Netball New Zealand share many of the same values when it comes to the care of their community, whether that is promoting the health benefits of playing sport or providing vital lifesaving tools.”

Stryker is a global leader in medical technology who has served the medical community for over 80 years, working in partnership with customers to make healthcare better.

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