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Recruitment drive for Alderney's ambulances

Recruitment drive for Alderney's ambulances

Friday 21 October 2022

Recruitment drive for Alderney's ambulances

Friday 21 October 2022

Alderney's ambulances need crew and a recruitment and information roadshow planned for tomorrow is aiming to find the people to do it.

It's hoped that people will also go along to find out more about the service which is now formally linked with Guernsey's St John Emergency Ambulance Service.

The public information and recruitment roadshow will be held tomorrow at the ambulance station at Crabby, between 09:30 and 12:30.

Representatives from St John Emergency Ambulance Service will be on hand to answer questions about plans for the future of service and to discuss career opportunities with anyone interested in applying to become a full-time qualified ambulance clinician.

The information event follows the announcement last week that Guernsey’s St John Emergency Ambulance Service has been commissioned by the States of Alderney as the new provider of ambulance services in Alderney. 

That follows some uncertainty for the island's ambulance service. Last week's announcement was welcomed by both the Chair of Alderney's Policy and Finance Committee and the island's General Services Committee Chair.

Ian Carter said this partnership means Alderney's ambulance service will continue.

“The States of Alderney welcomes Guernsey Ambulance Service as its provider and is excited about the future of the Ambulance Service as we develop a more integrated resilient approach to healthcare services on the island."

Boyd Kelly agreed: “This is a positive step in the history of the Ambulance Service, and we would like to thank all the agencies involved in developing this solution. Over the last years, we have been indebted to the work of our volunteers in ensuring the continuity of the Ambulance Service.”

Alderney ambulance

Pictured:  An Alderney ambulance (file image).

The funding model for the new pan-island service is based on the States of Alderney bearing the full costs of the operation.

St John Emergency Ambulance Service already has a long history of supporting Alderney through a memorandum of understanding as well as through education, training and leadership.

The St John charity also provides the Flying Christine marine ambulance which has been serving all the islands of the Bailiwick for 70 years.

Recruitment for ambulance crews is starting immediately and it is anticipated that successful candidates will embark on a training and assessment programme in the coming months.

For further details and to register interest in becoming part of a team that makes a difference when it really matters email


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