Alderney ambulance 'needs volunteers', says chairwoman

Related Stories

Alderney's emergency ambulance services could be under threat unless more volunteer workers are found, said the chairwoman of the St John Ambulance.

Ros Michel said the recent recession had made it harder to recruit and retain volunteer ambulance crews.

She said the St John service in Alderney had no paid staff members.

Ms Michel said staff shortages had left the organisation having to call in support from Guernsey, putting pressure on its limited budget.

She said some local volunteers were reluctant to ask for time off from their jobs, while employers were becoming more reluctant to grant it.

She added that this was largely as a result of the economic downturn, and had left the service operating with two-thirds of the necessary workforce.

More on This Story

Related Stories

BBC Guernsey

Weather

Guernsey Airport

Min. Night 16 °C

Features & Analysis

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • Abandoned stadiumShow's over...

    ...but what happens next? BBC Culture takes a look at what happens to abandoned stadiums

Programmes

  • A woman sits on a bed in a scene from Gustav Deutsch's latest film about Edward Hopper's paintingsTalking Movies Watch

    How film-maker Gustav Deutsch brought Edward Hopper’s paintings to life

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.