ST JOHN WORKLOAD RETURNING TO NORMAL POST QUAKE

Victoria Hawkins |

St John has activated its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) in Christchurch following today’s 5.7 earthquake.

In the immediate post-quake time period we experienced a sharp increase in calls; these mostly related to people with minor injuries from falls as they were running.

Our emergency call numbers have now started to return to normal.

Ambulance services in Christchurch and Canterbury are operating as normal.

We encourage people to check on their neighbours, friends and families, especially those who are aged, ill or who live alone.

If you have queries about non-urgent injuries or health issues, Healthline is available (0800 611 116) for free advice from registered nurses.

 For emergencies call 111.

Please attribute to Dion Rosario, St John District Operations Manager Canterbury 

-ENDS-

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ian Henderson

St John Communications Advisor South Island

03 353 7110 I X 3222 I 03 353 7112 | 027 436 2528

E ian.henderson@stjohn.org.nz

 

Victoria Hawkins

St John Media & Public Relations Manager

09 526 0528 I X 7877 I 09 526 0553 | 021 605 342

E Victoria.Hawkins@stjohn.org.nz

 

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