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.

A number of helicopter and road ambulances are on standby to provide support, including transporting patients to other ICUs around the country.

St John has deployed resources from throughout the country to provide cover for the next few days and remains available to provide support and care for the people of Christchurch.

 -ENDS-


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ngaire Jones
St John Communications Advisor
M 021 054 9135
ngaire.jones@stjohn.org.nz 

or

Beverley Tse
St John Communications Advisor 
M 027 318 1553 
beverley.tse@stjohn.org.nz 

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