Service praised

Nicolette BarbasHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Thomas Drake-Brockman, Dawn Bishop, Jody Bishop, Arthur Hall and Guy Barrington were recognised for their voluntary work at the St John Ambulance WA annual conference.
Camera IconThomas Drake-Brockman, Dawn Bishop, Jody Bishop, Arthur Hall and Guy Barrington were recognised for their voluntary work at the St John Ambulance WA annual conference.

Five volunteer members from St John Ambulance Harvey received recognition awards at the recent 2019 St John Ambulance WA annual conference.

Two of Harvey sub-centre’s volunteers received the event health services volunteer of the year award.

Both Thomas Drake-Brockman and Guy Barrington were recognised for their combined efforts in creating an event patient care record last year which focused on improving patient care in the Event Health space.

Jody Bishop received a 12-year medal on behalf of her father, Denny Bishop, who recently died.

Mr Bishop joined St John Ambulance with his wife Dawn, and volunteered twice a week as a transport driver at the Harvey sub-centre, playing a major role during the internal restructure of the centre.

Mr Bishop’s wife, Dawn was also awarded a 12-year service medal.

As a level 1 volunteer ambulance officer, Ms Bishop has provided transport driver services to the sub-centre since 2007.

Receiving the second bar to the service medal for 22 years of service was one of Harvey’s quiet achievers, Arthur Hall.

Mr Hall has been a volunteer ambulance officer since January 1997, and participated in the sub-centre management committee from 1999 to 2017.

In the past 41/2 years he has averaged 2300 hours annually on-call and countless unrecorded hours as back-up when the duty crew were required to leave the town.

The recently elected Harvey sub-centre chairman, Paul Beech was pleased to see some of their hardworking volunteers receive recognition.

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