Popular ambo boss moves on

Alexander ScottNorth West Telegraph
St John Ambulance manager Phil Stanaitis.
Camera IconSt John Ambulance manager Phil Stanaitis. Credit: Photography, Nelliebean Photography

Port Hedland’s St John Ambulance station manager will farewell the Town after seven years of hard work and creating a family focus for the service.

Phil Stanaitis took over management of the centre in 2012 and has worked to change the culture of the station. “Since I’ve been here, I’ve always pushed for it to be a family environment because if a parent is volunteering, someone is staying at home,” he said.

Another initiative Mr Stanaitis said he was proud of was the creation of a system for alerting hospitals of possible child abuse when attending a scene.

“Sometimes what you’re told is not quite what is being presented to you, so here in Hedland we have a system now where if the paramedic believes there’s more that requires investigation there is a system in place to make that happen,” he said.

Mr Stanaitis has also been accepted into the Order of St John for his efforts to help the community.

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