The team continue to provide Responder cover in the area with the reduced numbers available
We have one new member of the team who completed the second part of her training last week and they are now a fully authorised CFR. We welcome Laura to the team. We are expecting another later this month.
Sadly, we have lost a member as Jonathan has had to leave the group. We thank Jonathan for his contribution to the team.
Victims of Crime
The big story for us last month was the damage some local criminals inflicted to one of our cars.
So sad that young people with no thought for others could smash an ambulance car in the middle of a pandemic like we have not seen in our lifetime, and when so many people are affected or in fear for their health. Not content with that they damaged about 15-20 other vehicles of people who needed their cars to enable them to work, shop or reach medical appointments. Sick!
We strongly suspect someone out there knows who did this and we just ask that they search their conscience. Those with information should contact Hampshire Police on 101, quoting crime reference number 44200442536, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Information leading to the arrest and charge of a person in respect of these crimes could result in a reward of up to £1000.
Through the sterling efforts of the ambulance service workshop team in Southampton, the vehicle was repaired within a week and did not have to go off to a dealer which may have taken the car out of service for longer than it was. Thank you for all the messages of support which restored our faith in this great community.
At some point, shortly, we hope to put our usual video record of our year, on to our Facebook site. Please have a look out for it and give it a “like” if you feel able.
As usual we will have a responder on call over Christmas and the New Year for as many hours as they can find. It will be a very different Christmas this year and we ask everyone to be restrained and cautious to avoid a third wave. But let’s be positive; the signs for a vaccine are good, we live in an area where most people are careful and cautious and considerate of others.
Have a great (but jolly careful) Christmas, and best wishes for the New Year.