We've given over 6,500 hours supporting Covid-19 front line

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Across the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic in Wales, thousands of hours of support and care were given by our staff and volunteers assisting Wales' frontline response to the virus.

873 volunteer hours were attributed to the Dragon’s Heart Hospital in Cardiff with our dedicated behind-the-scene teams contributing over 1,500 additional hours ensuring smooth and efficient frontline response.

A crucial aid in our support included the upskilling of our volunteers via our strengthened e-learning curriculum, allowing volunteers to go on and provide over 5,000 hours of vital support in Welsh communities.

Total support, care and training across the peak of the pandemic included:

873 volunteer hours within Wales’ Dragon’s Heart Hospital in Cardiff

3,707 ambulance hours supporting the Welsh Ambulance Service

1,608 logistical and strategic hours to help response run smoothly

2,020 hours upskilling volunteers

Responding to the global Covid-19 pandemic has been the most challenging situation we’ve had to face in over a century of serving Welsh communities.

The care, compassion and resilience of our volunteers and our teams behind-the-scenes has been outstanding and we can’t thank them enough for their support.

We're looking forward to seeing more signs of recovery in Wales in the coming weeks and months.

In the meantime, our teams continue to be on standby and we’ve got processes in place so we are ready to step up again if needed.

I want to take this time to thank everyone who has volunteered, fundraised, donated and all those who have worked tirelessly to help us to respond so far. We couldn't have done it without you,

St John Ambulance Cymru Chief Executive Officer, Helen Smith

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Published July 29th 2020

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