Minister Zoe Bettison Tours St John Facilities at Clipsal 500

03 March 2016

Minister Zoe Bettison will see St John SA volunteers in action first hand when she tours the St John medical and treatment facilities at the Clipsal 500 on Thursday.

 

With over 300 volunteers assisting the public with medical requirements over the event, St John SA is delighted to showcase their finest to the Minister for Volunteers.

 

Mr Ray Creen, CEO of St John SA will provide a personal tour of St John SA’s seven medical and treatment facilities to the Minister.
“Over the four days of the Clipsal 500 our volunteers will provide assistance with treating sunburn, headaches, sprains and cuts, however previously we’ve also dealt with serious chest pain, high blood pressure and intoxication.

 

“It’s the biggest event of the year for St John SA, with over 300 volunteers participating and providing first aid care to the thousands of fans who attend one of Adelaide’s favourite events,” Mr Creen said.

 

“South Australia is fortunate to have such dedicated and wonderful volunteers and we are delighted to be acknowledged by the Minister. The public must remember that St John SA is not government funded we are a charity and our volunteers will donate over 4500 hours to ensure the community remains safe at the Clipsal 500,” added Mr Creen.

 

“This is a great reminder for the public to Slip, Slop, Slap. With temperatures forecasted in the thirties the public should dress for the weather, however St John SA also provides sunscreen to the public for a gold coin donation, just head to one of our treatment centres,” said Mr Creen.