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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 >>

Keep Safe This Christmas

Tuesday, 17 December 2019, 12:24 pm | St John

As everyone heads off for the summer holidays, St John is working hard to make sure New Zealanders stay safe and well this festive season. Last year St John responded to over 1,000 emergency incidents on Christmas Day with the most common being breathing ... More >>

St John: Eruption response update

Monday, 9 December 2019, 9:25 pm | St John

St John can confirm ambulance operations responded to a volcanic eruption on White Island this afternoon, occurring at 2.11pm. Our ambulance crews have worked with New Zealand Police, Royal New Zealand Coastguard, Ambulance Air Operators, District ... More >>

St John Welcomes Paramedic Registration

Tuesday, 5 November 2019, 9:45 am | St John

St John welcomes the announcement by the Minister of Health today that New Zealand paramedics will now be registered under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (2003). More >>

Royal Honours for St John Staff And Volunteers

Saturday, 2 November 2019, 2:36 pm | St John

A ceremony recognising the contribution of St John staff and volunteers has been held in Auckland at St Patrick’s Cathedral on 2 November. More >>

Do You Know How to Restart a Heart?

Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 9:22 am | St John

16 OCTOBER 2019 Every year, cardiac arrest kills more New Zealanders than road accidents, a statistic everyone can change. More >>

New Ambulances to Support Rural Communities

Friday, 12 July 2019, 11:25 am | St John

A new ambulance model designed specifically to support New Zealand’s rural and remote communities has arrived on our shores. More >>

Honouring our valuable volunteers

Monday, 17 June 2019, 8:39 am | St John

Volunteers are at the heart of St John. Every day more than 9,600 generous volunteers help thousands of people across the country by devoting their time to St John’s frontline ambulance service and a variety of community health programmes to support ... More >>

Honour system recognizes St John people

Saturday, 15 June 2019, 1:59 pm | St John

One of the biggest events in the St John calendar was held at the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul on the 15th June. More >>

St John Prepares for an Increased Demand Over Winter

Monday, 10 June 2019, 2:54 pm | St John

With winter fast approaching, it’s a good time to think about keeping well over the colder months. More >>

Kiwi kids are learning to prevent injuries

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 12:37 pm | St John

Every week more than 135 children are hospitalised in New Zealand for a range of unintentional injuries – of which more than half are due to falls. More >>