Ravensthorpe Chairperson Wendy Price recognised as St John WA’s Volunteer of the Year for operations

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  • Hopetoun local Wendy Price has been recognised as St John WA’s Volunteer of the Year for Operations, in recognition of her 12-year commitment as an emergency medical technician at Ravensthorpe Sub Centre.
  • The award recognises the distinguished services of an individual who has demonstrated a high degree of resourcefulness and devotion to duty above and beyond normal work duties.
  • The awards were announced at the annual St John WA conference, St John Experience.

Ravensthorpe Sub Centre Chairperson Wendy Price has today been recognised as St John WA’s Volunteer of the Year for Operations. Ms Price was recognised for the incredible sacrifice she makes for her work, cementing the ambulance service and deliverance of care in her community.

The emergency medical technician and mother of six joined St John WA as a volunteer after being involved in a head on crash 13 years ago. The crash marked a turning point in her life, inspired by the St John WA first responders to join the team and volunteer.

Wendy was one of four finalists who were recognised for their outstanding work in operations across St John WA’s regional network, each highlighting the sheer commitment of St John WA’s volunteers across the state. The awards were held at the charity’s annual conference, St John Experience.

As a dedicated St John emergency first responder for more than 12 years, Wendy has become known for her ability to remain calm and posesses a level of professionalism and finesse in situations that would stretch even the most experienced medical professionals.

St John WA CEO, Michelle Fyfe commended Ms Price for her achievements and commitment to supporting the community at a time when they are most vulnerable.

“Emergency medical technicians like Wendy play a crucial role in supporting our community members with their emergency health needs. I’d like to thank Wendy for her incredible 12 year commitment to St John WA and have no doubt she has touched countless lives through her selfless services.”

Toni Melia, St John Great Southern Acting Regional Manager said Ms Price plays a vital role in the local community, showing an extreme level of commitment to supporting those around her.

“Wendy does a lot for her community and especially her Sub Centre behind the scenes. The fact that she’s been nominated for this work, just reaffirms the type of person she is and the impact she has.”

“Wendy’s been at Ravensthorpe now for more than 12 years and is an amazing volunteer. My congratulations go out to her for this incredible achievement.”

Ms Price’s career highlight was back in 2010 where she tended to a patient in labour. She helped deliver a beautiful baby girl on the side of the road which left her touched and inspired for her future career as a volunteer.

Also nominated for Volunteer of the Year in operations was Coolgardie’s Gaynor Jeffries, Kununurra’s Melonie Syrch and Pinjara’s Phillip Sylvan, who all provide an incredible contribution to St John WA’s regional volunteer network.

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