Islanders are being advised to prepare for Storm Ciaran.

The States of Guernsey has issued a warning of severe weather which is due to arrive on Wednesday with the worst of the storm and winds of up to 95 mph predicted to hit in the early hours of Thursday. On Thursday, islanders are being advised to stay at home if possible and not travel unless essential.

St John Ambulance and Rescue Service (SJARS) is putting special arrangements in place, which will be continually reviewed based on the latest information. The safety and protection of patients, staff and volunteers will continue to be our priority. Operational changes may be needed during the storm, and at times there may be delays to ambulance responses. 999 calls will be triaged with the priority being given to life threatening cases. For less urgent calls medical advice from a clinician may be given over the phone.

The Non-emergency Patient Transfer Service (NEPTS) will only be providing transport for essential patients. Any patients whose journey will need to be rescheduled will be contacted by the NEPTS team.

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Posted: October 31, 2023