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Work behind the scenes earns record nominations for excellence in 2024 CAA Awards

St John WA’s commitment to excellence in Patient Care, Staff Development, Mental Health and Wellbeing, and Leadership has seen four projects for each of these categories recognised at the upcoming Council of Ambulance Authorities (CAA) 2024 Awards for Excellence. With a record number of award nominations for the organisation in recent history, St John WA…
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Fiona and Tinesh’s legacies live on through inaugural memorial scholarship recipients 

Five deserving scholarship recipients are set to continue the legacies of fallen St John WA team members Fiona Lavelle and Tinesh Tamilkodi.   The Fiona Lavelle and Tinesh Tamilkodi Memorial Scholarships were created by SJWA and their families to honour the dedicated paramedics’ shared passion for lifelong learning and service to humanity.   The scholarships…
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St John WA benefits as WA growers donate millions to charity

Western Australian grain growers have once again demonstrated their unwavering support for local charities – including St John WA – with a remarkable $340,000 donation derived from 800 tonnes of grain voluntarily forfeited during the 2023/24 CBH harvest.  Proceeds generated through the sale of forfeited grain, via the 2023/24 Harvest Mass Management Scheme (HMMS), have…
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St John WA team members receive King’s Birthday Honours

Three of St John WA’s finest team members have been acknowledged in the 2024 King’s Birthday Honours. Paul Beech received an Order of Australia Medal (OAM), and Brian Gallop and Phil Stanaitis were each awarded an Ambulance Service Medal (ASM). Paul’s contributions to St John WA and the broader community are indeed exceptional. His unwavering…
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St John WA team ready to roll up its sleeves for Emergency Services Blood Drive

The 2024 Emergency Services Blood Drive kicks off on June 1 and St John WA is again hoping to “bleed” the way to the top. Emergency services agencies from across WA battle it out each year to clock up as many donations as possible, with the SJWA team vying to hold on to the trophy…
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STORC team celebrates a year of helping to bring babies into the world

It’s been a big year for St John WA’s on-call midwife program, with the team celebrating two milestones in May, including their first anniversary. Since launching on Mother’s Day last year, the State Obstetrics Referral Call (STORC) team has now helped advise frontline crews on 100 obstetrics jobs. The STORC is a 24-hour helpline made up of a…
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Anne Hamersley Primary School students the first of 4000 to receive HIF-funded first aid training

The Ellenbrook community will be supported by the donation of first aid training in schools thanks to St John WA working with not-for-profit health insurance provider HIF. According to a recent study by the Australasian Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (Aus-ROC) the Local Government Area of Swan Hills, in which Ellenbrook falls, had among the poorest rates…
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First Aid Focus reaches children disadvantaged by distance thanks to Telethon

More than 10,500 remote, disadvantaged and vulnerable children have benefitted from new ways First Aid Focus can teach them in community thanks to a $34,249 donation from Channel 7 Telethon Trust. First Aid Focus is St John WA’s free in-school program offering age-appropriate first aid classes for Western Australian students ranging from pre-kindy to Year…
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Humble hero Peter Geraghty named RAC WA Volunteer of the Year  

St John WA’s Peter Geraghty has been named RAC WA Volunteer of the Year after more than 43 years of extraordinary service to the Wheatbelt community.   Peter won the top honour at the 2024 WA Volunteer of the Year Awards on Thursday night, selected from 240 nominees from across the State.   The truly…
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Helping community members stay connected a privilege for volunteer Bob Hosken  

Keen to use his good health and free time to help others, retiree Bob Hosken hit the road with the St John WA Community Transport Service (CTS) four years ago and hasn’t looked back.  CTS volunteers like Bob, 76, drive community members door to door to medical appointments and activities, offering a smile and a…
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Denmark duo seize the day at St John WA 

Denmark’s Mahsa Anderson is active in more ways than one. She is a runner, soccer player and a psychologist who loves helping others.  Despite her busy schedule, Mahsa had thought about volunteering with St John WA (SJWA) for years, but the timing was never quite right.   Then she discovered how much of a difference SJWA…
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Taking care of an ‘awesome community’ is a win for Kimberley volunteer Jacqui Turnbull  

At 2.5 million square kilometres St John WA covers the biggest geographical footprint of any single ambulance service in the world.  In the northernmost town of WA, there is a small but mighty team of SJWA volunteers who give their all to ensure an ambulance is available to their remote community around the clock.  The…
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