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First woman appointed Station Officer in GHA’s Ambulance Service

Recent promotions in the GHA’s Ambulance Service include the appointment of its first female Station Officer.

Jordanna Santos was promoted to the rank together with her colleague Stuart Ryan.

Ms Santos joined the service on December 7, 1998, and was an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) prior to her promotion.

Mr Ryan, who was also an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), joined the service on July 14, 2003, and had been acting in the Station Officer post.

They will both be responsible for the effective management of the Emergency Ambulance and Patient Transport Service.

Additionally, Leslie Bruzon, who joined the service on 2nd October 2017 as an Ambulance Care Assistant, has been promoted to Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and will be responsible for responding to medical emergencies and delivering patient care, support and evaluation in a prehospital setting.

Generally, this includes assessing the patient, determining the proper emergency care required and the administering of treatment.

The Minister for Health, Samantha Sacramento, said: “I would like to congratulate Jordanna, Stuart and Leslie on their recent promotions - they should be extremely proud.”

“They have a sound track record in the GHA and I am sure that, alongside their colleagues, they will be role models and will inspire others to follow in their footsteps and to consider a career in the ambulance service.”

The Director of Nursing and Gibraltar Ambulance Service, Sandra Gracia, said: “I would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to all the dedicated staff of the GHA’s Ambulance Service and specially congratulate Jordanna, Stuart and Leslie on their promotions.”

“The interactions that our ambulance staff have with patients and the public enriches pre hospital care in Gibraltar, to improve health and wellbeing to people when at their most vulnerable within our society.”

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