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Busy weekend for marine ambulance

Busy weekend for marine ambulance

Monday 03 August 2020

Busy weekend for marine ambulance

The weekend was a particularly busy one for Guernsey's marine ambulance, which was sent over to Sark twice in two days for medical emergencies.

It was first called out on Friday following a 999 call by a member of the public.

The patient had been treated by the Sark doctor, nurse and ambulance crew, but urgently needed further treatment at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital.

The Flying Christine was met in St Peter Port by the Guernsey Fire & Rescue Service, who helped transfer the patient from the boat to a road ambulance.

The St John marine ambulance was called out to Sark for the second time on Saturday night, after a request from the island's doctor. The patient, who had suffered a limb injury, was taken over to the St Peter Port harbour, where an ambulance was waiting to take them to the Emergency Department.

St John Ambulance have thanked all the volunteers and staff, who helped both cases run as smoothly as possible.

Pictured top: The Flying Christine on its way to Sark (image courtesy of Dylan Ray).

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