ST JOHN MEDIA CONTACTS & MEDIA ALERTS

Victoria Hawkins |

ST JOHN COMMUNICATIONS TEAM – SUMMER CONTACTS AND TWITTER MEDIA ALERTS

Between 12 noon Thursday 24 December and 8am Monday 4 January, the St John communications team is operating a summer on-call roster.

For all media enquiries during this time, please call the St John media pager number 026 2401298.

The best way to keep up to date on incidents St John has attended is by following our Media Alerts twitter account.  Our 111 Clinical Control Centres in Auckland and Christchurch post information on the incidents we attend at @StJohnAlerts.

Additional information on our Media Alerts is below.  We welcome any feedback on this service.

The Communications Team wishes you a relaxing and festive holiday season.

Thank you for your support this year – we look forward to working with you in 2016.

-ENDS-

St John Media Alerts @StJohnAlerts

St John’s 111 Centres in Christchurch and Auckland post information on incidents we are attending at @StJohnAlerts (https://twitter.com/stjohnalerts) for media.

Each tweet contains a link to stjohn.org.nz where expanded information (greater than 140 characters) will be posted when available.  The website is also where the Communications Team will post any updates on an incident.

The Media Alerts service is designed to provide our colleagues in the media with information in a timely manner, and reduce the 1,000 media calls into our 111 centres each month.  To deliver the best service to the New Zealand public, our emergency call handlers’ primary focus must be answering 111 calls and dispatching ambulances.

Patient privacy concerns also limit the information St John can provide to media and the public.  Our Media Alerts contain all the information we can make available at the time.  Please note, we do not reply to twitter posts from @StJohnAlerts.  

-ENDS-

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