Hato Hone St John South Island is proud to serve our local communities 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  We’re always there.

Covering an area of over 150,000 sq km, Hato Hone St John has 5,500 paid and volunteer members contributing in a variety of ways to their local communities.  It’s not just about our ambulance service either – we have community programmes that help promote health and wellbeing.

In a typical year, Hato Hone St John crews travel more than 4.5 million kilometres across the region (that’s the equivalent of going to the moon and back 12 times!).  We receive more than 250 111 calls a day and treat more than 100,000 patients a year - that’s one patient every five and a half minutes!

With the beauty of the South Island comes a significant challenge.  The large geographical area, combined with a scattered population, means delivering a prompt and reliable service is difficult.  To do this we maintain a cohesive service through our 83 ambulance stations located throughout the region.

Hato Hone St John also provides first aid training to the public plus we also provide first aid care at thousands of community events every year.

In addition to our world class emergency response service,
Hato Hone St John is also actively involved in community programmes including our Health Shuttle service, Friends of the Emergency Department, Caring Caller, and the St John youth programme.

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