Ambulance Wish WA
We were delighted to recently attend the launch of Ambulance Wish Western Australia.
The first of its kind in WA, this wonderful service aims to create a positive impact for Western Australians receiving palliative care and their families, by fulfilling a final wish to visit a place of personal significance.
The very exciting news announced at the launch is that they recently received two donated, decommissioned ambulances. One has already been fully outfitted and is ready to go, with the other not far behind.
One was the emergency response ambulance at BP Kwinana. Following the closure of the refinery and the creation of a clean energy hub an ambulance was no longer required on site and they generously chose to donate it to Ambulance Wish Western Australia. The second vehicle was donated by St John WA. It has been named ‘Kees’ in honour of the late Kees Velboer, the creator of Stichting Ambulance Wens in the Netherlands, who has been huge inspiration in the development of Ambulance Wish Western Australia.
Ambulance Wish Western Australia’s mission is to give people in end-of-life care the resources, specialist transport and medical care they need to fulfil their final wishes, at no cost to the patient or their family. The service is entirely donor-funded and staffed by medically trained health care professionals who volunteer their time.
Thanks to the incredible generosity of donors, the service is now able to fulfil wishes. To find out more or request a wish, go to their website.