Oxfordshire's response to flooding
St John Ambulance in Oxfordshire has been supporting the South
Central Ambulance Service with their emergency response.
I am extremely proud of the dedication and hard work [of] our volunteers
Assistant Commissioner Operations, Oxfordshire
Since Friday, we have provided six emergency ambulances and
crews who have been assisting with hospital transfers, evacuations
and emergency calls.
The volunteers have also assisted with evacuations in some of
the worst-hit areas like Abingdon, Banbury, Shipton-Under-Wychwood
In total, volunteers provided over 800 hours of service over the
course of the weekend with 26 members in operation and 46 on
standby. And the commitment continues; volunteers continue to
provide 24-hour staff and equipment to man a large rest centre at
the Kassam Stadium in Oxford.
St John Ambulance also supplied 4x4 ambulances for use by the
South Central Ambulance Service, so that paramedics could access
flooded villages in areas near Wantage and Witney.
County Nursing Officer, Peter Male, said: ‘Once again St John
Ambulance volunteers have shown their tireless dedication to the
people of Oxfordshire, and we are very proud of their efforts.’
Assistant Commissioner Operations, Andrew
Dawson, said: ‘I am extremely proud of the dedication and hard work
our volunteers have put in for the fourth day in these terrible