Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - News -

A con­struc­tion project at the Man­jimup St John Am­bu­lance sub-cen­tre has fin­ished and is aimed at pro­vid­ing more con­ve­nience for its vol­un­teers.

The ac­com­mo­da­tion build­ing has been in con­struc­tion for about 2.5 years and in­cludes two bed­rooms, enough to com­fort­ably house four vol­un­teers.

The hope of the project is to pro­vide tem­po­rary ac­com­mo­da­tion for vol­un­teers that lived fur­ther out of town.

Man­jimup St John Am­bu­lance EMT Kelsie Collins said the new build­ing would hope­fully en­tice vol­un­teers who lived out­side of town, to con­sider join­ing.

“It will also be good for vis­it­ing vol­un­teers who come and sup­port or relieve us from Bun­bury dur­ing events,” she said.

“We will be hav­ing an of­fi­cial open­ing at a later date.”

There is po­ten­tial scope to also lo­cate a pa­tient trans­fer crew at the build­ing, so vol­un­teers — on a ros­ter — could more eas­ily be on hand to trans­fer peo­ple to Bun­bury.

The project in­volved lo­cal con­trac­tors, in­clud­ing Ba­chos Cus­tom Builders.

Ms Collins en­cour­aged peo­ple to find out more about be­com­ing a St John Am­bu­lance vol­un­teer by call­ing 9771 1374 or vis­it­ing the sub-cen­tre’s Face­book page.

Pic­ture: Tari Jef­fers

Man­jimup St John Am­bu­lance vol­un­teers Kelsie Collins, Evy Apel­doorn, Michelle Ivory, Kelly Bonny, Vanessa Macar­lino, Sandy Gordon and Bar­bara Hunter in front of the new ac­com­mo­da­tion build­ing.

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