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Heart of the Nation, a not-for-profit charity and social enterprise, is on a mission to transform how Australians respond to sudden cardiac arrest. Committed to increasing survival rates, Heart of the Nation focuses on education, training, and rapid access to Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) within critical minutes.

Through a range of innovative initiatives, Heart of the Nation is empowering communities and individuals to become confident responders. Heart of the Nation operates a national registry of AEDs which are shown on the Heart of the Nation App serves as a national registry of AEDs, enabling users to locate the nearest AED, sign up as a responder, and receive incident alerts. Additionally, the Great Aussie AED Hunt encourages individuals to become AED Hunters, identifying AEDs in their communities and registering them on the app, further expanding access to these life-saving devices.

5th February 2024

Turn me on - I'll tell you what to do

Heart of the Nation launched a slightly cheeky campaign today aimed at educating the community about the role of an Automated External Defibrillator (or AED) in cardiac arrest situations, so that they understand an AED is something that anyone can use without any training whatsoever – just turn it on, and it will tell you what to do.

05-02-24 - Turn me on - I"ll tell you what to do

1 April 2024

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The Heart Founation partners with Heart of the Nation

Heart Foundation and Heart of the Nation join forces to save more lives from sudden cardiac death.

The Heart Foundation and Heart of the Nation are joining forces in a bid to improve the survival rate from out of hospital cardiac arrests in Australia.

01-04-24 - Heart of the Nation Patners with Heart Foundation

9th November 2023

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Philips 2023 Where Is Your AED Survey

Further findings reveal that Australia’s workforce is significantly underprepared for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest cases

09-11-23 - Philips 2023 Where is you AED Survey
16-10-23 - HotN partners with Scouts NSW

16 October 2023

HEART OF THE NATION PARTNERS

WITH SCOUTS NSW

More than 20 Scout halls across NSW will soon have defibrillators as part of a new partnership between Scouts NSW and Heart of the Nation.

16 October 2023

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THREE QUARTERS OF AUSTRALIANS UNAWARE OF NEARBY AED LOCATIONS

Heart of the Nation and Philips are calling for Australians to learn where to find accessible AEDs (automated external defibrillators) in public spaces 

16-10-23 - Philips Research
14-06-23 - Announcemnt of Paron

14 June 2023

ANNOUNCEMENT OF PATRON

Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC KC Governor of New South Wales

13-06-23 - Help us recruit 20,000 responders

13 June 2023

CALLING ON ALL AUSTRALIANS 

Help us recruit 20,000 responders in the Heart of the Nation App

March 2021

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WE ARE MERGING 

We are very excited to announce that the

Michael Hughes Foundation is merging with Heart of the Nation

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01-03-23 - HotN and Michael Hughes Foundation merges
Media Coverage
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18/05/2024
Former yellow Wiggle, Greg Page - Heart stories - The Heart Foundation
“When someone’s heart suddenly stops, the actions of bystanders can make the biggest difference.”
https://www.heartfoundation.org.au/heart-stories/former-yellow-wiggle-greg-page
03/05/2024
Wiggle to Warrior - Greg Page joins forces with Westmead Private Hospital Cardiologist.
Original Yellow Wiggle, Greg Page, has continued to work with Westmead Private Hospital cardiologist, Associate Professor Pramesh Kovoor, on improving his own cardiac health and the cardiac health of the nation.
https://www.marketscreener.com/quote/stock/RAMSAY-HEALTH-CARE-LIMITE-6492228/news/Wiggle-to-Warrior-Greg-Page-joins-forces-with-Westmead-Private-Hospital-cardiologist-to-promote-car-46601540/
02/05/2024
Do you know how to use an AED? Donato urges wiggle on for training
Join us for free AED training event hosted by Phil Donato and Greg Page in Orange.
https://www.centralwesterndaily.com.au/story/8595875/aed-training-event-with-greg-page-in-orange/
02/05/2024
Wiggle Greg Page, Westmead Cardiologist Advocate Cardiac Safety
Original Yellow Wiggle, Greg Page, has continued to work with Westmead Private Hospital cardiologist, Associate Professor Pramesh Kovoor, on improving his own cardiac health and the cardiac health of the nation.
https://www.miragenews.com/wiggle-greg-page-westmead-cardiologist-advocate-1225949/
02/05/2024
Greg Page joins forces with Westmead Private Hospital cardiologist to promote cardiac safety.
Original Yellow Wiggle, Greg Page, has continued to work with Westmead Private Hospital cardiologist, Associate Professor Pramesh Kovoor, on improving his own cardiac health and the cardiac health of the nation.
https://www.ramsayhealth.com.au/News/General-News/Wiggle-to-Warrior-Greg-Page-joins-forces-with-Westmead-Private-Hospital
02/05/2024
Wiggling into heart health role
Mr Page and A/Prof Kovoor were first introduced in 2020, following the Yellow Wiggle’s well publicised heart attack at a Wiggles charity concert in Sydney.
https://australianseniorsnews.com.au/health/wiggling-into-heart-health-role/
01/05/2024
HEART OF THE NATION – DEFIBRILLATORS IN THE COMMUNITY
2023 ClubGRANTS scheme to implement several life-saving Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) within the local Community in locations where they can be accessed by community members on a 24/7 basis
https://rwc.org.au/executive-report-may-2024/
06/04/2024
Heart Organisations Unite
The Heart Foundation and Heart of the Nation are joining forces in a bid to improve the survival rate from out of hospital cardiac arrests in Australia including in Hume and Whittlesea.
https://northern.starweekly.com.au/news/heart-organisations-unite/
01/04/2024
Former Wiggle Greg Page Teams up with Heart Foundation
Founding member of The Wiggles and the Heart of the Nation initiative, Greg Page, has announced his organisation will be teaming up with the Heart Foundation to increase awareness and access to life-saving tools and skills.
https://www.2gb.com/former-wiggle-greg-page-teams-up-with-heart-foundation/
01/04/2024
Original Yellow Wiggle backs fresh defibrillator push
Heart of the Nation partners with Heart of the Nation
https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/8576018/original-yellow-wiggle-backs-fresh-defibrillator-push/
31/03/2024
Greg Page on a mission to help increase cardiac arrest survival rates
Heart of the Nation partners with Heart Foundation
https://www.koreaherald.com/global_insite/view.php?ud=x8w3sro
31/03/2024
Greg Page on a mission to help increase cardiac arrest survival rates
Heart of the Nation partners with Heart Foundation
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8w3sro
31/03/2024
Partnership between Heart Foundation and Heart of the Nation
The Heart Foundation and Heart of the Nation are joining forces in a bid to improve the survival rate from out of hospital cardiac arrests in Australia
https://fb.watch/ra-oa6IFzZ/
14/03/2024
Kicking down deaths door.
Tom Haynes is your typical 18-year-old. He loves his sport and playing footy. But those hobbies nearly came to an end when the Year 12 student collapsed on the school oval eight months ago. And if it wasn't for one crucial decision, he may not have survived. Tom was in the middle of a frisbee game when he went into sudden cardiac arrest.
https://9now.nine.com.au/a-current-affair/aed-greg-page-teen-campaigns-for-life-saving-device-after-neardeath-experiences/4708aade-01d0-4894-a65e-d66512bc5e73
05/03/2024
Getting to the Heart of the matter.
Donato installs defibrillator in CBD
http://Heart of the Nation is investing in its own business development strategies. At the forefront of this, is our priority to raise awareness of cardiac arrest, increase confidence of individuals to act and to provide solutions to match customer’s needs. Our business development strategy includes: Website Sales Word of mouth referrals – a strong element of our sales process Direct calls and emails to Heart of the Nation from community members. Corporate and Government Procurement buyers – Social Traders Targeted industry campaigns. Community grants and fundraising activities – for the placement of AEDs in community locations. Tender submissions.
19/02/2024
Greg Page debunks decades old rumour : Set them straight
These days he is happy to watch the Wiggles grow from afar while he works on his passion project Heart of the Nation
https://celebrity.nine.com.au/music/greg-page-original-yellow-wiggle-debunk-rumour-the-cockroaches-exclusive/e9585743-b495-41e1-9364-d350d2a7b08a
19/02/2024
Wyong Leagues Group recently awarded Heart of the Nation a Club Grant to install 14 AEDs
One for every club and 3 for sporting facilities in Woolgoolga
https://wyongroosfoundation.com.au/partners/heart-of-the-nation/
16/02/2024
Turn Me On, I'll Tell You What To Do' - aims to increase the confidence and willingness of everyday Aussies to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) when someone experiences SCA.
Greg Page's plea to Aussies as he relives the 'worst part' of harrowing on-stage cardiac arrest
https://celebrity.nine.com.au/latest/greg-page-heart-attack-sudden-cardiac-arrest-heart-of-the-nation-exclusive-interview/8cca257c-9250-4427-b849-6a71792b3812
16/02/2024
Turn me on I'll tell you what to do
Greg Page's mission empowering Australians to Save lives
https://bnnbreaking.com/inspiration/greg-pages-mission-empowering-australians-to-save-lives-with-turn-me-on-ill-tell-you-what-to-do
13/02/2024
Turn me on Campaign launches
Turn me on Campaign launches
https://newcastleweekly.com.au/turn-me-on-ill-tell-you-what-to-do-campaign-launches/
02/02/2024
Yellow Wiggle Greg Page on the importance of heart health and CPR
Why everyone should know CPR
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKBt6qhJaeY
01/02/2024
Ageing Well Committee
No broken hearts this valentines day
http://Ageing Well Committee - no broken hearts this Valentine's Day
20/01/2024
Greg Page's special delivery for Bogan Gate
Greg Page is no stranger to Parkes Shire
https://www.forbesadvocate.com.au/story/8489086/greg-pages-heart-of-the-nation-initiative-in-bogan-gate/
16/01/2024
ProBuilder Launches Life-Saving Defibrillator Initiative in Wynnum West
Heart of the Nation
https://wynnumtoday.com.au/probuilder-launches-life-saving-initiative-with-automated-external-defibrillator-aed-in-wynnum-west/
21/12/2023
OG Wiggles Jeff Fatt and Murray Cooke open up about the moment they thought they’d lost mate, Greg
When Greg Page had a heart attack while performing on stage in 2020, it made headlines across the world.
https://www.perthnow.com.au/entertainment/tv/exclusive-og-wiggles-jeff-fatt-and-murray-cooke-open-up-about-the-moment-they-thought-theyd-lost-mate-greg-c-12253877
06/12/2023
Cardiac Arrest - There is no training required to save a life - just a little education
Guest Authored by Greg Page
https://www.heartfoundation.org.au/blog/there-is-no-training-required-to-save-a-life
29/11/2023
AED theft sparks anger
Police are investigating the theft and vandalism of a public AED
https://www.northernbeachesadvocate.com.au/2023/11/27/aed-theft-sparks-anger/
09/11/2023
Research reveals Australia's workforce is unprepared for OHCA
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today released further results of its 2023 Where Is Your AED Survey, with findings indicating that less than two-thirds of the Australian workforce is aware of the location of their closest AED (automated external defibrillator) to their workplace.
https://www.philips.com.au/a-w/about/news/archive/standard/news/press/2023/20231108-philips-2023-where-is-your-aed-survey
31/10/2023
Teaching kids how to save lives with CPR
The Kids Save Lives program aims to improve cardiac arrest survival rates by teaching students to give life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use an automated external defibrillator (AED).
https://www.gippslandtimes.com.au/news/2023/10/30/teaching-kids-how-to-save-lives-with-cpr/
29/10/2023
ALH Rolling out Heart Starters
This week Endeavour Group, parent company to Australian Leisure & Hospitality (ALH), announced a new partnership with former yellow Wiggle Greg Page and his charity Heart of the Nation to install Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) across the ALH network.
https://pubtic.com.au/alh-rolling-out-heart-starters/
28/10/2023
HotN assist in AED roll out into ALH Hotels
ALH Hotels, with former Yellow Wiggle Greg Page’s Heart of the Nation charity, are working together to ensure the availability of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) at more than 350 of its establishments across the country
https://www.drinkstrade.com.au/yellow-wiggle-charity-assists-lifesaving-aeds-roll-out-into-alh-hotels
27/10/2023
Partnership between ALH Hotels and Heart of the Nation
Installation of the devices include increasing their visibility, and to this end ALH is posting stickers at entries to venues to alert anyone passing there is an AED onsite.
https://www.endeavourgroup.com.au/news-and-media/partnership-between-alh-hotels-and-former-yellow-wiggle-greg-pages-heart-of-the-nation-charity-sees-lifesaving-aeds-rolled-out-to-pubs-across-the-country
26/10/2023
Wiggles finding joy in their legacy and what's next
Greg is at the forefront of a campaign to make defibrillators mandatory in all NSW public buildings with his charity Heart of the Nation - which he founded after suffering a heart attack during a Wiggles charity concert in 2020.
https://www.msn.com/en-au/entertainment/news/exclusive-the-wiggles-on-finding-joy-their-legacy-and-what-s-next/ar-AA1iNE3f
25/10/2023
Who were the OG Wiggles and where are they now
Yellow Wiggle Greg Page is the founder of Heart of the Nation, an Australian charity dedicated to increasing the survival rate of sudden cardiac arrest across the country.
https://www.goodto.com/entertainment/who-were-the-original-wiggles-where-are-they-now
25/10/2023
Tea Gardens Slipway recieves new outdoor defibrillator
The highly visible AED is housed in a weather-proof casing, mounted on the southern external wall of the Slipway’s winch-house, near the pedestrian access gate.
https://www.newsofthearea.com.au/tea-gardens-slipway-receives-new-outdoor-defibrillator
23/10/2023
Heart of the Nation comes to Central Coast
Following a collaboration between the Mounties Group and former yellow Wiggle Greg Page’s charity Heart of the Nation, a number of AEDs have been installed in community centres and public areas across the Central Coast
https://coastcommunitynews.com.au/central-coast/news/2023/10/heart-of-a-nation-comes-to-central-coast/
22/10/2023
Pilot program to save lives
The program is conducted in partnership with the Heart Foundation, Monash University, Australian Resuscitation Council, Department of Education and Training and Heart of the Nation (established by original Yellow Wiggle Greg Page, who survived a cardiac arrest in January 2020).
https://themooraboolnews.com.au/pilot-program-to-save-lives/
17/10/2023
Scouts NSW Partners with Heart of the Nation to install 23 AEDs
Scouts NSW Chief Commissioner Lloyd Nurthen and Heart of the Nation CEO and Founder Greg Page announced the partnership as part of Restart a Heart Day on Monday 16 October.
https://www.scoutsnsw.com.au/news/heart-of-the-nation
14/10/2023
Defibrillators confirmed for all Parramatta community centres
"City of Parramatta Council has been a leading champion for the placement and ongoing maintenance of AEDs across the LGA and has been working with the team since 2016,” Heart of the Nation executive manager Julie Hughes said.
https://www.cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au/about-parramatta/news/media-release/defibrillators-confirmed-for-all-parramatta-community-centres
13/10/2023
Aussie-First pilot program broadens in VIC schools
The program is conducted in partnership with the Heart Foundation, Monash University, Australian Resuscitation Council, Department of Education and Training and Heart of the Nation (established by original Yellow Wiggle Greg Page who survived a cardiac arrest in January 2020).
https://www.miragenews.com/aussie-first-pilot-program-broadens-in-1101906/
13/10/2023
Life-saving CPR Education program set for expansion
Kids saves lives program teaches kids how to do CPR and use an AED
https://educationhq.com/news/life-saving-cpr-education-program-set-for-expansion-157439/
11/10/2023
All Parramatta community Centres to get Defibrillators
With this current purchase of 6 AEDs, this increases the number of community-based AEDs to over 50. This is an incredible investment for the citizens of Parramatta. "Heart of the Nation is proud of its partnership with Council and will continue to grow and develop the initiatives across the Local Government Area.
https://www.miragenews.com/all-parramatta-community-centres-to-get-1101209/
29/09/2023
Yellow Wiggle captures Heart of the Nation
The Mayor of Fairfield Frank Carbone and former Yellow Wiggle Greg Page made a visit to Wakeley Early Learning Centre to announce that he will be generously donating 14 Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) to 14 early learning centres in our City through his remarkable charity, Heart of the Nation.
https://www.miragenews.com/yellow-wiggle-captures-heart-of-nation-1089243/
13/09/2023
Club Grants programme continues to help local charities and community groups
Heart of the Nation: $10,000 to place three automated external defibrillators (AEDs) into community settings
https://www.cessnockadvertiser.com.au/story/8339349/chance-to-give-back-to-the-community/
09/09/2023
Narooma family rallies to install outdoor AEDs on South Coast
Phil came across Heart of the Nation, a charity established by Greg Page who went into cardiac arrest during a 2020 wiggles concert.
https://www.batemansbaypost.com.au/story/8337190/an-aed-saved-our-sons-life-family-pushes-for-more-defibrillators-after-sudden-cardiac-arrest/
15/08/2023
Greg Page of Wiggles fame on how to double the survial rate from Cardiac Arrest
“One of the biggest problems is bystander confidence,” said Greg Page, a former member of the Wiggles and an unusual co-author of a medical analysis. “People think they need training. They don’t because once turned on, the device talks them through the process,” said Mr Page, who has dedicated the past three years to increasing survival from cardiac arrest.
https://www.afr.com/policy/health-and-education/how-to-double-the-survival-rate-from-cardiac-arrest-20230811-p5dvp7
06/08/2023
New defibrillator at The Haven Outrigger Club
In a display of community spirit, the Canoe Club partnered with Heart of the Nation and Mounties Group to donate weatherproof housing for the new defibrillator.
https://coastcommunitynews.com.au/central-coast/news/2023/08/new-defibrillator-at-the-haven-outrigger-club/
04/08/2023
Heart of the Nation team had the pleasure of meeting with Her Excellency the Honorable Margaret Beazley AC KC, Governor of New South Wales, and Secretary to the Governor, Michael Miller.
In the morning, Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC KC, Governor of New South Wales, presided at a meeting of the Executive Council, at Government House. Later in the morning, the Governor, as Patron, received Mr Greg Page, Founder/CEO, and Ms Julie Hughes, General Manager, of Heart of the Nation. For further information, visit: heartofthenation.com.au
https://www.governor.nsw.gov.au/governor/vice-regal-program/wednesday-2-august-2023/
18/07/2023
Northern Beaches Council team up with familiar face to tackle Cardiac Arrest numbers
With the hopes of equipping Aussies with access to devices designed to save lives, Council has joined forces with former Yellow Wiggle Greg Page and his charity Heart of the Nation to roll out publicly available defibrillators (AEDs) in 15 key locations, generously donated by ClubGRANTS from Mounties Group, owners of the local Harbord Diggers
https://www.hkpost.com.au/news/northern-beaches-council-team-up-with-familiar-face-to-tackle-cardiac-arrest-numbers
09/07/2023
Wiggle Greg Page provides life saving defibs
Yellow Wiggle Greg Page, who came close to death after a cardiac arrest in 2020, has visited the northern beaches on a life saving mission. See what he brought with him
https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/subscribe/news/1/?sourceCode=DTWEB_WRE170_a_GGL&dest=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailytelegraph.com.au%2Fnewslocal%2Fmanly-daily%2Fyellow-wiggle-greg-page-partners-with-council-to-provide-lifesaving-defibrillators-on-northern-beaches%2Fnews-story%2F9d9c7f84baf397e2ae6a76d875a0b4ee&memtype=anonymous&mode=premium&v21=HIGH-Segment-1-SCORE
07/07/2023
Former yellow Wiggle brings life-saving mission to Beaches
We are proud to be one of the first councils to partner with Heart of the Nation to install defibrillators (or AEDs) at 15 key locations, including bus stops. The AEDS have been generously donated by ClubGRANTS from Mounties Group, owners of the local Harbord Diggers.
https://www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/council/news/former-yellow-wiggle-brings-life-saving-mission-beaches
07/07/2023
Council joins ex-Wiggle to implement life saving assets
Northern Beaches Council has joined forces with former yellow Wiggle, Greg Page, and his charity, Heart of the Nation, to install life-saving defibrillators at bus stops and public spaces.
https://councilmagazine.com.au/council-joins-ex-wiggle-to-implement-life-saving-assets/
05/07/2023
You will start seeing defibrillators at bus stops on the Northern Beaches
If you spend any time on the Northern Beaches, you'll notice that bright yellow defibrillators have been installed at bus stops as part of a major national campaign.
https://www.abc.net.au/listen/programs/sydney-mornings/greg-page/102558954
04/07/2023
Mission with a Heart
Bright yellow life-saving devices are popping up in public places thanks to former Yellow Wiggle Greg Page.
https://www.northernbeachesadvocate.com.au/2023/07/03/mission-with-heart/
28/07/2022
Yellow Wiggle Greg's Heartfelt Plea
Yellow Wiggle Greg's Heartfelt Plea
http://(14) O.G. Yellow Wiggle Greg's Heartfelt Plea | Studio 10 - YouTube
13/02/2022
Lifesaving New Mission of a Wiggle
Lifesaving New Mission of a Wiggle
http://Lifesaving New Mission of a Wiggle
18/02/2020
Yellow Wiggle Greg opens up about heart attack
Yellow Wiggle Greg opens up about heart attack
http://Yellow Wiggle Greg opens up about heart attack | A Current Affair (youtube.com)
20/01/2020
Meet the hero nurse who saved Yellow Wiggle Greg Page's life
When Grace Jones went to see her ‘childhood idols’ The Wiggles perform a special concert at Castle Hill RSL last week she had no idea she would end up stepping in to help save a life.
https://au.sports.yahoo.com/lifestyle/hero-nurse-saved-yellow-wiggle-greg-page-defibrillator-grace-jones-211203758.html
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