St John is reminding islanders of the benefits of the Ambulance Subscription Scheme which provides free emergency ambulance responses, assessment and treatment by qualified clinicians for members.
The 2022 Ambulance Subscription Scheme is available online at subscription.stjohn.gg.
As we announced earlier this year charges for 2022 will be £55 for an adult, £40 for a senior citizen and £25 for a child under 18.
Anyone who isn’t a member of the subscription scheme and who doesn’t have adequate health insurance will be charged on average £390 for an emergency ambulance call.
The reminder comes as St John continues to ensure it provides the most cost effective and high-quality service.
Renewal emails and letters for existing members have already been sent out, so anyone with an existing direct debit will automatically be renewed and does not need to take any action – unless their details have changed.
St John provides the Emergency Ambulance Service on behalf of the States of Guernsey through a grant from the Committee for Health & Social Care. The grant is a contribution towards the operating costs of the service, with the remaining costs being met in a variety of ways including the subscription scheme.
The ambulance subscription scheme entitles each Guernsey resident with a subscription to up to fifty free emergency ambulance responses, assessment and medical treatment and up to 10 non-emergency Patient Transfer Service journeys, under the direct instruction of a Health Care Professional. A top-up scheme is available at a discounted rate for anyone requiring additional journeys. There are no age limits or restriction on pre-existing medical conditions. In addition, if you are a Guernsey resident and a member of the Guernsey residents scheme you will be covered for the Flying Christine III marine ambulance.
2022 subscription costs* are below:
Child (under 18 and in full time education) £25 Senior Citizen £40
Herm Residents £80 Sark Residents £130
(*Up to 50 ambulance responses and 10 non-emergency Patient Transport Service journeys. A discounted top-up can be purchased for additional journeys).
2022 charges for non-members are below:
Emergency Ambulance response and transfer to hospital £390
Emergency Ambulance response and discharge on scene £195