St John Ambulance SA members and staff have officially opened the St John Mount Gambier Division Centre. After working with local tradespeople and builders to source and refurbish the site at 3 Anthony Street, the dual-purpose facility is now fully operational as the St John SA Limestone Coast division.
St John Ambulance SA Chief Executive Officer Mark Groote said it was important to have the much needed training facility in Mount Gambier. “We’re delighted to have a physical presence in Mount Gambier,” he said.
“It is wonderful to be able to contribute to the Mount Gambier community in a positive way through first aid at events, youth development and first aid training. “This centre, along with all of our St John SA members, is contributing to the St John vision of creating a safe, supported, engaged and resilient South Australian community.”
Mr Groote said the St John SA Limestone Coast division had a dedicated group of adult volunteers and cadets who were “remarkable ambassadors for St John SA and support a strong and inclusive South Australian community”. Mount Gambier Cadet Division Superintendent Sharon Tuffnell said the centre was very much welcomed by the division and was excited for the addition to the town.
“We are all excited to have our new St John centre here in Mount Gambier,” she said. “It is a great facility for our volunteers and youth members who already feel like it’s home. “With the new centre opening, we hope to see a renewed interest in volunteering with St John as we look to the future in a bright, fresh new facility.”