Busy Christmas for the Emergency Ambulance Service

The St John Emergency Ambulance Service dealt with a high number of incidents during the three days of Christmas.

Between Christmas Eve and Boxing Day crews responded to fifty-five calls.  

The peak in demand came during the afternoon of Christmas Day when, between midday and 1800hrs, there were fifteen emergencies. These calls were mainly for medical complaints and to people who had suffered a fall or were intoxicated.

During this period on Christmas Day seven off duty staff were called in to assist the team on duty to respond to the high volume of calls.

The Acting Assistant Chief Officer John Le Noury would like to express his gratitude to the staff who gave up their time on Christmas Day to assist the Service during this busy period.

Volunteers from St John Guernsey were also on duty over the Christmas providing first aid cover for the annual Boxing Day swim at Cobo.The St John Emergency Ambulance Service would also like to thank all the members of the public and local businesses who donated food and other Christmas gifts to the staff over the festive period.