2021 Sub Centre of the Year Boyup Brook gets a revamp
- The newly refreshed St John Boyup Brook Sub Centre will officially open its doors on 11 September 2021,
- With upgraded training facilities, fatigue management rooms, lounge and debriefing areas and modern amenities, the Boyup Brook Sub Centre will increase its ambulance, volunteer and first aid training capabilities to support the South West region,
- Boyup Brook was recently awarded the 2021 Sub Centre of the Year, commended for their reliability and response rate in support of the community.
St John’s Boyup Brook Sub Centre is set to officially reopen its doors to the local community after a refresh project to expand the centre’s first aid and volunteer facilities.
The new and improved centre provides upgraded training facilities for volunteer ambulance and first aid services, fatigue management rooms, lounge and debriefing areas and modern amenities.
The Boyup Brook Sub Centre attends more than 200 callouts and trains more than 100 students in first aid each year. The sub centre upgrade will support ambulance operations, volunteer and first aid training, as well as adding capacity to support growing demand for St John WA’s sub centre services and volunteer team.
In August 2021, the Boyup Brook Sub Centre was recognised as St John WA’s 2021 Sub Centre of the Year thanks to the team’s high reliability and response rate when supporting the local community.
St John WA Boyup Brook Sub Centre Chairperson, Lynne Schreurs said it had been an exciting time for the Boyup Brook team, leaving them with much to look forward to in the future.
“After being named Sub Centre of the Year, we’re so pleased to be opening the doors to our new and improved facility. Our volunteers work so hard for the community, and it’s rewarding to be able to provide them with an incredible space,” she said.
“Since the 1940s, Boyup Brook’s St John WA volunteers have held a strong place in the local community. It’s a great feeling to now have a modern facility to grow our volunteer base and to be able to continue equipping our local community with tools that will ultimately save lives.”
Sophine Pfuhl Architect and Carine Homes were appointed to design and construct the facility, which commenced in September 2020.
The sub centre is set to officially reopen at a ceremony on Saturday, 11 September at the upgraded facility located at 37 Abel Street, Boyup Brook.