St John gives first-aid boost
Horizon House caregivers Rachel Marsh, Monica Petracca, Fiona Currans and Krishna Latchman presented with the new first aid kits.

Residents and carers at St John of God Horizon House in Broome are better able to respond to emergencies thanks to new first-aid kits given by St John Ambulance WA.

Horizon House, which provides long-term accommodation and support to Aboriginal men aged between 16 and 22, is one of six locations in WA to be supplied with the kits which include bandages, dressings, eye pads, antiseptic wipes, scissors, forceps and an emergency shock blanket.

St John of God Health Care youth services group manager Mike Board, group manager for youth services at St John of God Health Care, said the safety of residents and carers was paramount and the kits allowed quick response to any emergency.

“All Horizon House carers are qualified to administer first aid and we are very grateful to St John Ambulance WA for this kind donation,” he said.

“While we are committed to providing a safe environment and being aware of safety concerns, you never know when an accident is going to happen.”

Horizon House supports young Aboriginal men with stable accommodation and helps with education, training, employment and the development of life skills.

For information, go to www.sjog.org.au/horizonhouse. For details on first-aid kits, training and services, go to www.stjohnambulance.com.au.

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