Here’s the latest news and information from St John, including stories from across New Zealand. When something interesting is going on, you can read about it here.

Can’t find what you’re looking for?
Our communication advisors can help journalists and media channels get the information and images they need.
Contact your regional communications advisor  >>

Will this be St John's last Annual Appeal to fund the emergency ambulance service?

BEVERLEY TSE |

St John is holding what it hopes will be its last major annual appeal to help fund its emergency ambulance service. This week St John is asking the public to show their “hearts of gold” by donating to its Heart of Gold Annual Appeal, running from 1 – 7 April 2019....

Read More

One week on: St John reflects on the courage and commitment of first responders

NGAIRE JONES |

On Friday 15 March 2019, St John responded to one of New Zealand’s worst mass casualty incidents, responding over 50 staff to triage, treat and transport dozens of patients whose injuries ranged from minor through to those with critical gun-shot wounds. There were 50 fatalities....

Read More

Whangarei Hospital welcomes Friends of the Emergency Department

BEVERLEY TSE |

From today, patients and staff at the Whangarei Hospital Emergency Department will have the support of a new group of friends from St John....

Read More

UPDATE - FIREARMS INCIDENT IN CENTRAL CHRISTCHURCH

NGAIRE JONES |

St John has transferred multiple patients to Christchurch Hospital and local medical facilities. Patient injuries ranged from minor through to those with critical gun shot wounds. There have been multiple fatalities....

Read More

FIREARMS INCIDENT IN CENTRAL CHRISTCHURCH

BEVERLEY TSE |

St John was notified of a firearms incident in Central Christchurch at 1.53pm Friday afternoon. ...

Read More

St John pushes for first aid training to be compulsory in schools - starting with a Christchurch pilot

Beverley Tse |

St John continues to advocate for CPR and lifesaving first aid skills to be taught and included in the national school curriculum...

Read More

ST JOHN HEALTH SHUTTLE SERVICE LAUNCHES IN PUKEKOHE

Beverley Tse |

Residents in Pukekohe who face challenges getting to their local doctor or medical appointments at the hospital can now access the St John Health Shuttle service for a koha or gold coin donation....

Read More

St John ready for the busiest night of the year

NGAIRE JONES |

As we head into the summer holiday season, St John is preparing for the busiest night of the year. 111 calls to the ambulance service triple on New Year’s Eve, and St John is all set to keep New Zealanders safe by planning extra resources for the big night, with over 105 additional frontline personnel, and 80 additional response vehicles ready to attend to the public. ...

Read More

St John tips for an enjoyable Christmas

Ngaire Jones |

...

Read More

St John incident enquiries over the holiday season

Ngaire Jones |

...

Read More

Subscribe to our RSS FeedFirst Response Kits help save lives, donate todaySt John First Aid TrainingFeel Safe with a St John Medical AlarmHave your say