MEDIA UPDATE - ST JOHN RESPONSE TO EARTHQUAKE, 17 NOVEMBER
St John continues to coordinate its earthquake response at a national level, managing Canterbury, Kaikoura and surrounding affected areas.
We continue to monitor and assess these areas, move and deploy staff and resources as required and work with other health and emergency agencies as we transition from the rescue and response phase to the recovery phase.
St John continues to carry out staff welfare checks and assess its ambulance stations and buildings – some of which have also been affected as a result of these events.
St John acknowledges the commitment, work and efforts of our people right across the organisation in supporting our national frontline response – from ambulance and operations personnel through to community volunteers, office workers and support staff.
Authorised by St John National Controller Derek Liefting/Murray Holt