Belmont, Perth,
19
September
2013
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05:01
Australia/Perth

St John Ambulance opens new Wundowie sub centre

A new ambulance depot in Wundowie will provide St John Ambulance with a modern base for the local emergency ambulance service.

St John Ambulance Wheatbelt Regional Manager Kalie Gladwin said the new $450,000 depot would boost the presence of St John in the local community.

“The previous building was built in 1949 and was no longer practical for the ongoing presence and growth of St John’s provision of ambulance and first aid services in the local community,” she said.

The new depot has a two ambulance garage and room for future expansion.

Ms Gladwin said the Wundowie Centre was made up of a dedicated and vibrant group of volunteers who are committed to providing an outstanding ambulance service to the local community and its visitors

“This new facility should ignite interest in the community in the ambulance service and hopefully attract new volunteers,” she said.

“There are many ways you can become involved as a volunteer with St John Ambulance.”

“These include driving the ambulance, transporting patients or providing First Aid training. As a volunteer with St John Ambulance you receive free training to a level at which you’re comfortable, confident and ready for the road.”

Ms Gladwin thanked the Department of Fire and Emergency Services for allowing St John to co-locate with them during the building process.