Meet Gina – Commercial Manager, St John Healthcare

St John Healthcare has a new Commercial Manager. Gina Gooding joins St John Ambulance Guernsey to lead the Healthcare Shop and other commercial activities of the charity.

Gina has a background in management having lead large teams for a leading franchise group of restaurants in England. After a successful career in hospitality and catering Gina wanted to move into care sector.

“I wanted to join St John because it is an established and well-loved charity that helps improve the lives people and communities by making a positive, caring impact on the lives of individuals. Most of my family work in health and social care. We have doctors, nurses and carers in the family, as well as family members who have been in St John as Badgers and Cadets, so it is something I have been considering for a while. I also had first hand experience of caring for a family member who was terminally ill, so I understand the practical and emotional challenges faced by carers.”

“St John Healthcare offers a variety of services and products to help people live independently and enjoy their own homes for longer. We can provide lots of simple solutions to help remove the barriers that some of us face as we grow older or our health circumstances change.”

St John is a stockist for both Stannah and Stiltz Homelifts. Our friendly and experienced staff can help advise on the best options for your home, and our Stannah and Stiltz trained engineers can undertake surveys and install stairlifts or homelifts to the highest standards. The shop also stocks a wide range of mobility scooters and wheelchairs, first aid supplies and other healthcare products.

“The St John Healthcare Shop has a long history and great reputation for serving the island. We have a great team who really care about helping people. My aim is to develop the services we provide, working with healthcare professionals to offer the right solutions to everyday problems to aid independent living and improve the lives of islanders.”

Away from work Gina enjoys running, spinning, spending time with family and friends and enjoying the coastline around L’Ancresse, her favourite place in Guernsey.

The St John Healthcare shop at the Rohais, is open Monday to Saturday 9:30am to 4:30pm.