St John WA recognises exceptional and outstanding service

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  • 258 St John WA frontline staff recognised for their dedication to WA’s primary provider of ambulance and first aid services;
  • The Recognition Ceremony formally acknowledges the academic and professional achievements of paid St John operational and support staff;
  • St John welcomed 35 graduating paramedics, 32 National medals, 12 clasps and 174 10–40-year service awards.

St John WA has acknowledged 258-frontline staff for outstanding and distinguished service to St John and the community of Western Australia.

The Recognition Ceremony is an opportunity to formally celebrate and acknowledge the academic and professional achievements of paid St John operational and support staff.

The 2022/23 Recognition Awards included the following categories:

  • Paramedic graduates
  • 10-40 Year Service Award recipients
  • National Medals to operational staff
  • First, Second and Third Clasp to National Medals

Mr Brown congratulated the recipients and made note of several areas St John has worked towards during 2023.

The ceremony was officiated by Di Darmody, and speakers included St John WA Board Chair Sally Carbon and Group Chief Executive Officer Kevin Brown.

“The launch of our Critical Care Paramedic to road-based services signifies our commitment to developing new pathways, by bringing intensive care skills to road services we open up new career avenues not only in critical practice, in teaching, management and support,” he said.

“We are dedicated to supporting alternative care pathways through Virtual Emergency Medicine, providing different patient experiences, while simultaneously exploring new career pathways through Extended Care paramedicine to ensure our care meets the evolving needs of patients in Western Australia.”

Ms Carbon said the ceremony marked an important year in St John’s long legacy in Australia, when service to humanity, and relieving sickness and distress could not have been greater.

“St John WA is part of St John Australia which is celebrating the 140-year anniversary of providing lifesaving care, innovation, and resilience,” she said.

“Our workforce has been at the forefront of innovation, introducing critical road based intensive care skills, implementing advanced alternative care pathways, and providing exceptional clinical care.”

“Congratulations to all individuals whose unwavering commitment, tireless efforts, and steadfast trust contribute to the pride embodied by the St John roundel.”

See the full honour roll.

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