St John HQ work to start in Mullewa
St John Ambulance sub centre Mullewa is now able to start work on a new $500,000 building, thanks to a $10,000 grant from Mullewa Community Trust.
St John representative Denise McDonald said the new purpose-built ambulance centre would provide a better training environment for volunteer ambulance officers.
“It will also benefit the wider Mullewa community as it will be used to conduct first-aid courses,” she said.
Sub centre chairman David Goodwin said they had been trying to expand since he joined as a volunteer nine years ago.
“We will now have a drive-through for our ambulance and security parking for two volunteers,” he said.
“At the moment we have only got room to have one officer tested at a time so there will be increased training room size.
“And we will have increased storeroom for supplies of bandages, drugs and other things we need in the ambulance.”
The new building in Thomas Street is close to the existing health campus.
Each year the Mullewa Community Trust earns money from its community farm harvest and awards the money raised to local organisations and groups to help with events and projects in the Mullewa district.
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