St John’s Ambulance congratulates graduates
On February 22 2017, St John Ambulance held their annual Recognition Ceremony at Government House, in the presence of the Governor of Western Australia, Mrs Kerry Sanderson AC.
This year was the first time all acknowledgements that St John Ambulance recognise were combined into one event to include national medals, retirees, new and graduating students as well as community hero awards.
The ceremony is held to acknowledge those whose actions display the values of humanity, service and selflessness and was an opportunity for all students to have an awareness of, and connect with, all levels within St John Ambulance.
The event was attended by Curtin’s School of Nursing Midwifery and Paramedicine’s Director of Community Practice, Associate Professor Michelle Kelly, along with Course Coordinator of the Paramedic Major, Miss Michelle Young, and Unit Coordinator, Mr Lee Waller.
Students who graduated from Curtin University’s Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedicine Major) in 2016, who have also begun their carer as qualified paramedics for St John Ambulance, were congratulated on their achievements. Students who commenced their studies at Curtin University last year, and began their on-road career as Student Ambulance Officers this year, were also recognised and received a plaque to honour the beginning of their journey from the graduating cohort.
Contributed by Michelle Young
Lecturer Paramedicine | School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine