St Johns Ambulance released the following statement
St John Ambulance is a charity with a long history of serving humanity, we are proud of our past, our role in the pandemic and are excited about creating a healthier, safer, brighter and more resilient future for all our communities.
During the pandemic, St John volunteers have already given well over 400.000 hours of their time, supporting the NHS in caring for patients on board ambulances, in hospitals and as part of vital community projects such as last year’s seasonal flu vaccinations. All that work continues, and the charity had been tasked with getting 30.500 volunteers ready to administer the COVID-19 vaccinations Our teams of very well trained St John Ambulance non paid volunteers are administering injections, supporting people through the vaccination process and caring for people before and after they receive their vaccinations.
The work we do helps to save countless lives in Sussex and beyond.
On Friday 24th June 2022 we are celebrating St John’s Day. . Together we will celebrate the day and use it as an opportunity to say thank you to our volunteers who have been working tireless through the pandemic, in our local hospitals and ambulance trusts.