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St John Celebrates First International Paramedics Day

Wednesday, 6 July 2022, 3:12 pm | St John

St John will be celebrating the work of our paramedics and first responders – both paid staff and volunteers – on the inaugural Australasian International Paramedics Day this Friday (8 July, 2022). As part of the celebrations, St John will be joining ... More >>

St John Celebrates First International Paramedics Day

Tuesday, 5 July 2022, 9:54 am | St John

St John will be celebrating the work of our paramedics and first responders – both paid staff and volunteers – on the inaugural Australasian International Paramedics Day this Friday (8 July, 2022). As part of the celebrations, St John will be joining ... More >>

St John Volunteers Awarded

Monday, 27 June 2022, 11:38 am | St John

St John is proud to announce the amazing volunteers who won awards at this year’s Minister of Health Volunteer Awards, held at Parliament’s Grand Hall last week. More >>

Share The St John Aroha This Te Wiki Tuao A Motu

Friday, 17 June 2022, 6:46 am | St John

Love, connection and offering a heartfelt thank you are at the centre of Te wiki tūao ā motu (National Volunteer Week) for St John this year. The celebrations run from Sunday 19 June to Saturday 25 June with St John acknowledging the work of nearly ... More >>

Ambulance Demand Surge Comes Early

Thursday, 9 June 2022, 1:28 pm | St John

St John Ambulance is experiencing extremely high demand for ambulance services across the country, with incident numbers now exceeding those seen during the Omicron surge. While high demand during winter is not unusual, this sustained increase in workload ... More >>

Ambulance Report Shows Cardiac Arrest Survival Rates Down

Monday, 2 May 2022, 6:05 am | St John

The latest Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA) reports from New Zealand’s ambulance services show that cardiac arrest survival rates are down for the second consecutive year since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The reports, published by St John and Wellington ... More >>

St John Humbled By Most Trusted Charity Vote Three Years In A Row

Tuesday, 26 April 2022, 9:41 am | St John

The results for the 2022 Reader’s Digest Trusted Brands survey reveal another resounding endorsement for St John. This year marks the third in a row that the organisation has been voted New Zealand’s most trusted charity. In addition to the Most Trusted ... More >>

St John Appeals To New Zealanders’ Hearts Of Gold This Month

Monday, 4 April 2022, 12:30 pm | St John

As emergency ambulance staff continue to face unprecedented demand, St John is asking New Zealanders to have a “heart of gold” and support its annual appeal this April. St John’s Heart of Gold Annual Appeal is the most significant fundraiser of the ... More >>

Emergency Ambulance Services Face Highest 111 Call Volumes

Monday, 7 March 2022, 5:07 pm | St John

Emergency ambulance services across New Zealand have recorded the highest ever call volumes to the 111 ambulance communications centres over the weekend. At its peak on Sunday, St John and Wellington Free Ambulance recorded 2,322 calls for help nationwide ... More >>

St John Releases Ambulance Data For 2021

Tuesday, 1 February 2022, 8:16 am | St John

St John Ambulance has continued to be there for New Zealanders throughout the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021, responding to more than half a million emergencies across the year. Similar to 2020, the reduced movement of New Zealanders – particularly in Auckland ... More >>

St John Ambulance Prepares For What Could Be Its Busiest New Year's Eve

Thursday, 30 December 2021, 6:04 pm | St John

As the country prepares to celebrate – or perhaps commiserate – the year that was 2021, St John is reminding the public to look after each other on the busiest night for the emergency ambulance service. The highest demand for the emergency ambulance ... More >>

St John Launches New 0800 Media Line

Monday, 20 December 2021, 4:46 pm | St John

As the festive season approaches, St John is making it easier for the media to reach the communications team for incident inquiries. St John has launched a new St John media line, 0800 756 334 and email address, which will be monitored ... More >>

St John Wishes Kiwis A Safe And Enjoyable Holiday Season

Wednesday, 15 December 2021, 11:10 am | St John

As another year comes to an end and New Zealanders make the most of the summer break, St John is reminding everyone to stay safe and look out for their whānau, friends and neighbours. While it’s a relief to be able to travel freely, albeit with restrictions, ... More >>

Call, Push, Shock - The Difference Between Life And Death

Friday, 15 October 2021, 11:13 am | St John

Three steps canmakethe differencebetween lifeanddeathforsomeoneincardiac arrest. That’s the message behind this year’sannualRestart a Heart Day(16 October)–aglobal initiativeaimed at highlighting the importance of ... More >>

St John Volunteers Honoured With Minister Of Health Volunteer Awards

Thursday, 23 September 2021, 1:44 pm | St John

St John is delighted to announce that four of its dedicated volunteers have won 2021 Minister of Health Volunteer awards. The Minister of Health, Hon Andrew Little presented the awards during a ceremony at the Grand Hall at Parliament on 17 August, ... More >>

St John Launches Online Mental Health First Aid Course

Monday, 8 June 2020, 7:39 am | St John

With the mental health of New Zealanders top of mind as the country grapples with the impact of COVID-19, help to address the matter is now more accessible. St John has launched an online version of its popular Mental Health First Aid course. Until ... More >>

St John Grateful To Be Voted New Zealand’s Most Trusted Charity Again

Tuesday, 28 April 2020, 8:50 am | St John

St John is thankful for New Zealanders who have voted it Most Trusted Charity in the 2020 Reader’s Digest Trusted Brands survey. St John has been voted one of New Zealand’s most trusted charities for the last nine years and this is the seventh ... More >>

ASB And St John Gift Life-saving Defibrillators To Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival Rates

Saturday, 14 March 2020, 11:14 am | St John

St John and its partner ASB have joined forces to gift life-saving defibrillators to deprived and rural communities around New Zealand, to help reduce cardiac arrest fatalities. ASB, and Philips, have donated 28 external defibrillators (AEDs) to be ... More >>

What's Your Chance Of Surviving A Cardiac Arrest?

Friday, 13 March 2020, 11:45 am | St John

St John releases Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest Annual Report 2019 Research undertaken by St John shows there is a 13% chance of survival from a cardiac arrest outside of hospital. Each year St John publishes its Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest Report ... More >>

Demolition Of Unfit Ambulance 111 Communication Centre Begins

Friday, 21 February 2020, 11:03 am | St John

St John is pleased to announce the start of a long overdue move of its 111 emergency call and dispatch centre. The Auckland Clinical Communications Centre is the busiest ambulance 111 centre in the country, taking approximately 300,000 calls a year (57% ... More >>