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Preventative Care Car Given To St John Ambulance

The Peugeot E-Rifter - donated by Mavis Lesbirel - is the first electric car in the ambulance fleet.

The vehicle will be used to support the independence and safety at home for the over 80s, as well as promoting physical health and wellbeing.

It is stocked with a Zoll defibrillator and monitoring machine, emergency response bag, and an emergency lifting chair.

Mark Mapp is the ambulance service's CEO.

"We are extremely grateful to the family of Mavis Lesbirel for the generous donation of this electric car for the preventative care service.

It is a good example of how the ambulance service is working together in partnership with Health and Social Care to support the changing needs of our community.

Identifying potential problems in their infancy and implementing preventative care measures can help reduce the demand for acute ambulance calls and hospital admissions.

The work of the ambulance service is supported by charitable donations, which allows us to develop additional community services, not covered under our contract with the States of Guernsey."

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