Ambulance Officers attend Joint Emergency Services Course

Ambulance officers from Guernsey’s St John Ambulance & Rescue Service recently attended the Joint Emergency Service Interoperability Programme (JESIP) course which was held in Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands.  The attending officers will form part of Guernsey’s emergency services  “JESIP” Training Team.  Their responsibility will be to ensure that the initial response …

Paramedic cover provided for Karting Event

St John recently provided paramedic cover for the Guernsey Kart and Motor Club’s Karting Event which was held at the local Karting Track in Victoria Avenue, St Sampsons, on the north side of Guernsey. The event was Round 4 of 10 of the Summer Race Series which runs from April …

Work Experience Student Jack Torode

Jack Torode a student from the Guernsey Grammar School recently spent a day on work experience with St John. St John provides the opportunity for students to get an insight into the various roles carried out by its employees.  This can assist them with deciding whether they would be interested …

Permanent closure of Recompression Chamber

St John have taken the decision not to upgrade or replace its Hyperbaric Recompression Chamber and has notified the relevant departments of the States of Guernsey of its decision. The facility was over 40 years old and required replacement or significant upgrading. It was funded over its long lifetime by …

New appointments for St John

Temporary appointments have been announced to cover the maternity leave of two of the St John Ambulance & Rescue Service’s senior officers from the beginning of June.  Ian Morellec will join St John as an Assistant Chief Officer and Malcolm Mechem will be temporarily promoted to Staff Officer. Ian recently retired as …

Community First Responders

Mark Guilbert was one of the first Community First Responders (CFR) in Guernsey and brings with him a wealth of experience as a long serving volunteer for St John. Mark said: “my 40 year membership in St John Ambulance has given me a good grounding when being called to immediately life threatening …

The St John Health Care Shop “Drop In” Morning

The St John Health Care Shop recently organised an incontinence product “drop in” morning.  A specialist nurse from the SCA Group, who are a UK supplier of incontinence products, attended the event to offer advice and information to both members of the public, carers and medical professionals. The SCA Group …