New Year calls for Flying Christine

The St John marine ambulance was sent to Alderney on New Year’s Day for a medical case.

The Flying Christine III was deployed following a request from a doctor in Alderney due to fog affecting Alderney airport.

(Photo: Tony Rive)

A paramedic crew from the emergency ambulance service left St Peter Port harbour at 12:20pm and arrived at Braye harbour just over an hour later, where it was met by an Alderney ambulance crew. The patient was transferred onto the Flying Christine and assessed and monitored by the Guernsey based clinicians and transported back to St Peter Port, arriving shortly before 3pm. On arrival in Guernsey the patient was taken by waiting road ambulance to the Emergency Department of the Princess Elizabeth Hospital for further care.

The Flying Christine III was also called to Sark on Tuesday evening this week for a medical case. The marine ambulance left St Peter Port at 5:15pm arriving in Sark half an hour later. The patient was transferred to the boat and returned to Guernsey before being transported on to the PEH.

St John Ambulance Guernsey would like to thank the volunteer skipper, navigator and engineer who made themselves available on both occasions to assist the medical crew on these incidents.