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St John Statement: Rescue helicopter crew found alive and well

BEVERLEY TSE |

On Easter Monday, 22 April 2019, Rescue Coordination Centre NZ commenced a search just after 8pm, for a missing helicopter and three people onboard, which had disappeared near the Auckland Islands during a private medical evacuation off a fishing vessel. ...

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NEW INITIATIVE ENABLES QUICKER ACCESS TO LIFE SAVING TREATMENT

NGAIRE JONES |

Every day in New Zealand, eight people will suffer the most life-threatening form of heart attack, with only three of those surviving to immediate treatment....

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A NEW RELATIONSHIP SUPPORTS INDEPENDENT LIVING

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St John's top youth put life saving skills to the test in action-packed competition

BEVERLEY TSE |

St John’s youth cadets prove you’re never too young to learn how to save lives. The top 72 St John youth cadets from around the country will converge in Auckland this weekend to demonstrate their clinical excellence in CPR and first aid, leadership and decision-making skills during the annual St John National Youth Festival. ...

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Will this be St John's last Annual Appeal to fund the emergency ambulance service?

BEVERLEY TSE |

St John is holding what it hopes will be its last major annual appeal to help fund its emergency ambulance service. This week St John is asking the public to show their “hearts of gold” by donating to its Heart of Gold Annual Appeal, running from 1 – 7 April 2019....

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One week on: St John reflects on the courage and commitment of first responders

NGAIRE JONES |

On Friday 15 March 2019, St John responded to one of New Zealand’s worst mass casualty incidents, responding over 50 staff to triage, treat and transport dozens of patients whose injuries ranged from minor through to those with critical gun-shot wounds. There were 50 fatalities....

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Whangarei Hospital welcomes Friends of the Emergency Department

BEVERLEY TSE |

From today, patients and staff at the Whangarei Hospital Emergency Department will have the support of a new group of friends from St John....

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UPDATE - FIREARMS INCIDENT IN CENTRAL CHRISTCHURCH

NGAIRE JONES |

St John has transferred multiple patients to Christchurch Hospital and local medical facilities. Patient injuries ranged from minor through to those with critical gun shot wounds. There have been multiple fatalities....

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FIREARMS INCIDENT IN CENTRAL CHRISTCHURCH

BEVERLEY TSE |

St John was notified of a firearms incident in Central Christchurch at 1.53pm Friday afternoon. ...

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St John pushes for first aid training to be compulsory in schools - starting with a Christchurch pilot

Beverley Tse |

St John continues to advocate for CPR and lifesaving first aid skills to be taught and included in the national school curriculum...

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