Public rate paramedics 1st equal most trusted profession in recent poll

Robyn Bern |

St John Chief Executive Officer Peter Bradley says he is delighted that paramedics have ranked 1st equal with the most trusted in the Readers Digest Most Trusted Professions poll. St John has over 4,000 ambulance officers who provide quality care and comfort to patients – often when they are at their most vulnerable.

"We receive on average a thousand calls a day for help. It is a credit to the dedication, hard work and compassion of our ambulance officers that we continue to rate so well in these types of polls."

"It is fantastic to have these results coinciding with our annual fundraising appeal next week.

"So around 400,000 people a year have a St John experience – a 'St John story'. And we are encouraging them to share them on our website http://www.stjohn.org.nz/yourstory/

Well-known new Zealanders who have shared their St John story include Carly Flynn, Dilon Boucher, the Mad Butcher, Shortland Street’s Michael Galvin , Jeremy Corbett, Dai Henwood, Paul Ego, Steve Wrigley and from 7 days, Tony Rae from Emirates Team New Zealand, Neil Waka and Vaughan Smith, Jay Jay, Mike and Dom from The Edge.

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