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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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St John Air Desk

Noreen Hegarty |

A two-year long trial to centralise the co-ordination and dispatch of national air ambulance helicopter services will get underway today....

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ST JOHN AND FIRST UNION REACH AGREEMENT

Victoria Hawkins |

We are pleased to announce First Union, the union representing over half the operational staff at St John, will be taking an offer of settlement to its members with a recommendation to accept this offer....

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