Premier Jay Weatherill Tours St John Facilities at Clipsal 500

Ms Mitten is delighted that St John is once again working together with the State Government to ensure the volunteer led organization can serve the community. “We are extremely excited to showcase to the Premier our St John volunteers at their finest during Clipsal.” Ms Mitten said. “It’s the biggest event of the year for us, and we will have 81 volunteers at any one time on the track, providing first aid care to the thousands of fans who pack the street circuit.” The Premier will have the opportunity to visit St John’s treatment centres which are positioned around the track, and also meet the St John volunteers who give so generously of their time. St John volunteers at this year’s Clipsal event include doctors, nurses and first aid responders in the field. “The State is fortunate to have such dedicated and wonderful volunteers, and it is humbling to see the acknowledgement from the Premier,” Ms Mitten said. “St John’s work at the Clipsal track, and at other community events through-out the year, assists the SA Government by providing responsive first aid services that reduce patient emergency department presentation, ensuring less pressure on those departments.” Ms Mitten said. Commissioner Ray Greig says the Premier will get to see what a crucial service St John provides to the South Australian public. “I’m so pleased that the Premier will witness first-hand how hard our team of volunteers work. Over the four days of Clipsal, St John contributes 4,500 volunteer hours to ensure everyone at the race has access to first aid, and can have a safe and enjoyable time.” He said. St John volunteers showcased to the Premier the importance of first aid, with a defibrillation and CPR demonstration. “The opportunity to meet with the Premier at such a busy time is appreciated, and recognises the significance of St John and its support of the South Australian community” Ms Mitten said.

Event Venue: Clipsal 500

Event Date: 08 March 2013