Ellenbrook: Work starts on new St John Ambulance depot

An artist's impression of the new St John centre in Ellenbrook.
An artist's impression of the new St John centre in Ellenbrook.

WORK has started on a new ambulance depot and first aid training centre in Ellenbrook.

The building on Commercial Road is expected to be completed in March and become fully operational mid-year.

St John metro ambulance general manager Phil Martin said it was appropriate to have a centre in the fast-growing area to meet demand for services.

“We’ve been operating for several years now in a leased property that wasn’t built for purpose so this new facility will prove to be a real asset to the local community,” he said.

“This new depot will provide a modern, secure hub for our people and allow us to invite the public in for first aid training.”

The new ambulance depot will operate 24 hours a day and include an eight-bay drive-through garage, secure site with paramedic parking and a large open space-style crew area.

The first aid training centre will have an administration area, reception and first aid kit retail, two training rooms and a student courtyard.

Fast facts

St John performed almost 250,000 ambulance cases in the Perth metro area in 2017-18.

Ellenbrook is one of 30 metro locations providing emergency ambulance and patient transfer services.

More than 400,000 West Australians did first-aid training with St John in 2017-18.