The recent review of the emergency ambulance service has been released to the public today and is available to read on this website.

Quotes from the review

The report highlighted a number of positive points about the St John Ambulance & Rescue Service, including:

  • SJARS have been providing a well-respected ambulance service.
  • The skills of the SJARS workforce are critical to health care on the Island.
  • A highly motivated SJARS workforce.
  • SJARS is a critical stakeholder in the current and future pathway of care.
  • SJARS road staff have an excellent reputation and are well thought of in every sector.
  • The day-to-day working relationship with HSSD staff in the provision of care is excellent on both sides.
  • The Review team were impressed by the commitment and professionalism of the SJARS management team.
  • There are opportunities for SJARS and HSSD to develop the role of paramedic across a number of acute services.
  • The main view that has come out of communication with ‘users’ is universally a positive response to the perception of the service and all its staff.
  • The current model of service has evidence of safe and effective conveyance.
  • Ambulance clinicians link very well with primary care clinicians.
  • Staff take great pride in working for SJARS and felt it had the potential to be the best job in Guernsey.
  • The Brand of St John is well loved.


Posted: November 8, 2013