Ambulance operations return to the Rohais

Emergency ambulance crews have returned to the Rohais, as Guernsey moves into Phase 4 of the exit from lockdown.

During the previous stages of the lockdown crews had been located at satellite stations at Les Cotils and Les Gigands, with the remaining crews operating from the St John Headquarters. The changes were put in place to increase operational resilience and reduce risk during the coronavirus pandemic.

Enhanced procedures, in line with the States of Guernsey ‘Phase 4 exit from lockdown’ strategy, such as new social distancing arrangements and additional hygiene measures have now been put in place at the ambulance station.

Senior Officer Steve Ford said: “We are extremely grateful to the management at Les Cotils and the management at the John Ramplin Cadet Centre for allowing us to use their facilities during the pandemic. This has been a great example of the Guernsey Together spirit. Splitting the crews significantly reduced the likelihood of an entire team having to go into isolation if one of them became unwell with coronavirus symptoms and so allowed us to continue to provide an efficient and fully functional ambulance service for the island. As things gradually start to return to normal we feel it is the right time for crews to return to the Rohais. We will be following Public Health guidance and we will keep our procedures under review”.