The St John Central Region Trust has been awarded a grant of $100,000 from the NZCT towards a new ambulance.
Central Region Fundraiser Sarah Flowers says, “The grant will be used towards the purchase a new Gen 4 ambulance for the Whanganui community. Our ambulances are under an increasing amount of strain due to the continual increase in demand for our service. Not only are we attending more incidents every day, but also travelling further distances.”
“We needed to purchase a new fully equipped ambulance to ensure we are successfully meeting increasing patient need, using the best possible resources to make sure the best possible outcomes for every patient we treat. We also wanted to ensure the health and safety of our ambulances officers by giving them the best possible equipment to work with.”
Central Region Fundraiser Sarah Flowers
“St John is a charitable organisation, providing emergency ambulance services, community health and youth leadership programmes across New Zealand. Our staff and volunteers help care for other people in distress every day, improving health outcomes, building community resilience, and stepping forward whenever and wherever help is needed.”
“As a charity, St John relies on the generosity of donors to help us purchase new emergency vehicles and life-saving equipment that our ambulance officers use every day. The amazing assistance from NZCT in our Central Region has proved invaluable in helping us purchase a new Generation 4 ambulance for Whanganui, as well as a Stryker Powerload stretcher. NZCT’s support has had an incredibly positive impact on the Whanganui community.”
St John is at the frontline of medical response providing ambulance services throughout New Zealand. As one of the emergency services arms of the health sector, St John ambulances serve 90% of Kiwis across 97% of the country. In the last financial year, we answered almost 600,000 emergency calls and treated or transported more than 488,000 patients. We’re also part of the broader landscape of health and social care, through our provision of first aid training, event medical services, medical alarms, youth programmes, and a wide range of community programmes.
We step forward, when help is needed. For better. For life. Ka tū ake, hei kaiāwhina. Mō te pai. Mō te orange.