Van keeps sub-centre on the road

Tristan WheelerManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Pemberton St John’s member Nathan Ramage takes the keys from Bridgetown member John Jones.
Camera IconPemberton St John’s member Nathan Ramage takes the keys from Bridgetown member John Jones. Credit: Tristan Wheeler/Manjimup-Bridgetown Times, Tristan Wheeler

Pemberton’s St John Ambulance sub-centre has taken delivery of a pre-loved ambulance, courtesy of the Bridgetown St John’s sub-centre.

The handover took place on Thursday, with representatives from both sub-centres present — John Jones from Bridgetown and Bianca Eleuteri and Nathan Ramage from Pemberton.

St John’s requires ambulances be replaced after 10 years of service and one of Pemberton’s vehicles has been in need of replacement since October.

“We’ve had to replace our van since October,” Ms Eleuteri said.

“We have to change our vans over regularly to keep supporting the community.”

The ambulance was originally destined for the Northcliffe sub-centre, however a delay in the delivery of Bridgetown’s new ambulance prevented the transfer from taking place.

Mr Jones said it was good to be able to donate their old vehicles to other centres.

“We are fairly financial, so we can hand them on,” he said.

“Two years ago we gave one to Boyup ... we’ve given about four away over the last decade, without any charge.”

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