Guernsey

Guernsey States ambulance contract worth £2.6m

Guernsey ambulance
Image caption St John raised concerns in 2004 that it was using up its cash reserves to make up the funding shortfall

The new contract for providing Guernsey's ambulance service is worth £2.6m, it has been revealed.

Previously the contract between the States and St John Ambulance and Rescue was for £2.2m annually.

The new agreement was reached earlier this week after a meeting of the island's emergency panel - the Civil Contingencies Authority.

A Policy Council spokesman confirmed the £400,000 increase for the contract, which will last for up to four years.

It includes a two year opt out clause with a six month notice period.

Since 2004 St John has raised concerns about a shortfall in the funds required to provide the service, which is provided by the States contract, subscriptions and donations.

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