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Toy ambulances turn into a real one for Dunedin

Robbie Walker |

New Zealanders have helped turn block set toy ambulances into a much-needed ambulance for the Dunedin community following ASB’s successful St John toy ambulance campaign....

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SPIKE IN SYNTHETIC CANNABIS RELATED INCIDENTS AND DEATHS

Victoria Hawkins |

St John and Auckland District Health Board and are asking the public to refrain from taking synthetic cannabis products due the detrimental effect they having on health, lives, and emergency health care...

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BUSY WINTER WORKLOAD FOR ST JOHN

Robbie Walker |

St John experienced a significant increase in workload in June and it looks likely to continue as New Zealand experiences a cold snap with freezing conditions....

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CHILDREN TAKE LIFE SAVING SERIOUSLY

Noreen Hegarty |

Brave Kiwi children made more than 400 emergency 111 calls to St John in the 12 months ending March 2017 and 321 of them related to life-threatening and urgent situations such as cardiac arrest....

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In their own words: Mother and daughter describe their 111 experiences

Noreen Hegarty |

Karen Symons is a hard-working Mum who, between Christmas 2016 and New Year 2017, was literally struck down twice with unprecedented seizures....

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A week-long Thank You to volunteers

Noreen Hegarty |

Volunteers are the backbone of the St John frontline and never more so than in times of crisis....

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ST JOHN NAMED NEW ZEALAND’S MOST TRUSTED CHARITY 2017

Robbie Walker |

In a ringing endorsement from Kiwis, St John has once again been voted Most Trusted Charity in the Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brands Survey 2017. ...

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St John welcomes Government funding boost

Victoria Hawkins |

St John welcomes today’s news that more than $100 million will be included in this year’s budget to provide double crewing of all emergency ambulance responses over the next four years....

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ST JOHN 'HEART OF GOLD' ANNUAL APPEAL 2017

Robbie Walker |

St John will be shaking buckets during the ‘Heart of Gold’ Annual Appeal this week, raising money for command units and specialist equipment to be used when responding to major emergencies....

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New policy for major trauma patients

Noreen Hegarty |

Transporting patients with severe injuries directly to the most appropriate hospital whenever it is feasible and safe to do so is the objective behind a Major Trauma policy launched today by St John, Wellington Free Ambulance and the National Major Trauma Clinical Network. ...

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