Page, well beloved for being part of the children’s band The Wiggles, is now actively advocating for cardiac arrest awareness after having survived a sudden heart attack thanks to a nearby defibrillator while performing.
Fans have seen Page at the Integrity Health & Safety booth positioned near centre stage where he talked about the important mission for Heart of the Nation to increase access and visibility of available AEDs(defibrillator). Our team has also shared our Work Health and Safety offerings during the event as the leading Supply Nation certified Indigenous-owned supplier of Work Health & Safety products and services.
Connect 2022: Event details
Connect is Supply Nation’s annual flagship event for the Indigenous business sector held in May each year. This year, the event brought together Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses, corporate organisations and government departments to foster new business opportunities and celebrate the success of the sector.
The event’s theme this year was “Reconnecting” — focusing on networking opportunities and showcasing the caliber of diverse Indigenous businesses. It was held on Wednesday 25 May 2022 at the International Convention Centre, Sydney. The Trade Show started at 8:30AM until 4PM followed by the Gala Awards Dinner from 6PM onwards.
This was the first in-person Connect event since 2019.
What we did on our booth
Integrity Health & Safety, via our Social Impact Commitment, funds First Aid, CPR, Flu Vaccinations, and Leadership courses for Aboriginal nurses to assist build healthcare capability in their communities and farther afield.
Interested spectators and inquirers came to our booth, which was near the centre stage, and partook in a discussion with us on how we can help them with their organisation’s needs.
If you are interested in a partnership with us, feel free to reach out to us in person or via Zoom/Teams at your earliest convenience. You can also check us out online.
Original Yellow Wiggle Greg Page and his advocacy
Greg Page was saved from a fatal heart attack back in January 2020. Nearing the end of his performance with the Wiggles band which was a fundraising comeback concert for the bushfire victims, he collapsed onstage and stopped breathing.
An off-duty nurse by the name of Grace Jones who was in the audience performed CPR on him with the help of Wiggles drummer Steve Pace and staff member Kimmy Antonelli. Jones used a defibrillator three times before Page was brought to the hospital. The cardiac arrest, which would have given him only 1 in 10 chances of surviving, was caused by a blocked artery.
Page has since made a full recovery and is now dedicating his time to spreading heart health awareness. He founded the charitable initiative called “Heart of the Nation” which aims to increase public awareness of defibrillator locations across the country and encourage businesses to keep an onsite defibrillator.
About Integrity Health & Safety
Integrity Health & Safety is the leading Supply Nation certified Indigenous-owned supplier of Work Health & Safety products and services. We offer defibrillators, first aid kits, environmentally-friendly cleaning supplies, BioPak compostable food packaging/kitchen products, COVID supplies, first aid/CPR training, onsite flu vaccinations and thousands of other WH&S products you need in your workplace.
We were founded by Liam Harte and Brad Goodwin, both Indigenous intensive care paramedics and former members of the ADF representing Australia here and abroad. We sell directly to the public and private sectors via our website, and via Winc as its preferred Indigenous supplier of WH&S products.
All of our products are sourced from globally leading brands and we service clients nationwide. Today, they sit on boards of Local Health Districts in NSW and are passionate advocates of safety and wellbeing.