It may come as a surprise to many United Kingdom residents, but the St John’s Ambulance organisation provides emergency health care at events across the globe. The organisation is divided into “priories” and there are priories as far afield as New Zealand and Zimbabwe.
Wherever in the world they are, all the members of the organisation follow the same values and adhere to the St John’s mission – to provide a charitable first aid service to local organisations.
If you have been involved at an accident at a local event it will probably have been a volunteer from this organisation who helped you. If you need to make a compensation claim Wickham will have solicitors who can help you and the records from the St John’s Ambulance will be vital to your claim.
What do they do?
Any sporting event now has to have health care in attendance; these can work alongside the paramedic services of the area or work independently in their own right. All attendees must have attended and passed a number of first aid courses enabling them to provide safe and correct medical attention to the injured. Very much part of the local community these uniformed officers are in fact volunteers and will be providing their services with no charge. So while you are enjoying the event bear in mind that the man standing beside you is there of his own free will and the goodness of his heart.
Compensation claim in Wickham- Can you be part of it?
Volunteering is easy. A quick look at the organisation’s website will give you all the details you need to start taking part in what is a valuable service to the local community. If you are over eighteen and eligible to volunteer in the United Kingdom you will first have to have a Criminal Records Bureau check as you will be responsible for members of the public of all ages. All volunteers will have basic training and then there are a number of first aid courses that will enable you to specialise in certain areas. There are a number of roles in the organisation not all of them hands on, and there are opportunities for the under eighteens to become involved as well.
Helping others to help themselves
If you have been involved in an accident you will know how important medical attention is; and the support from the attending medical team doesn’t end there. If you are making a compensation claim in Wickham then you will know that your medical records are a vital part of the claim. If you need advice on compensation claims and how they work then call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 (0333 500 0993) from a mobile. There is someone there to take your call twenty four hours a day seven days a week to answer all your questions about compensation claims.