St John has been notified of a precautionary global product recall relating to a particular piece of clinical equipment known as IV infusion sets.

As a result, the affected batches of equipment (identifiable by serial number) were immediately withdrawn from service on Friday night, 12 March. 

Our frontline ambulance officers and paramedics have alternative methods of medication administration, and clinical advice has been provided by our Clinical Director about continued use of the recalled product in extreme life-threatening situations, while an alternate supply is located.

St John continues to operate emergency ambulance services throughout New Zealand so please continue to dial 111 for an ambulance in an emergency.

For any additional enquiries please contact Ministry of Health on

Please attribute to Dr Craig Ellis, St John Clinical Director

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