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St John NT places the health and well-being of our staff, volunteers and community as its highest priority.
In what is an unprecedented situation of rapid change and uncertainty we must act proactively to ensure that we can maintain this priority while continuing to respond to the community’s health and emergency needs. The Northern Territory to date has had one known case of COVID-19 in the community and has successfully managed the repatriation of Australian citizens from mainland China and Japan through the Manigurr-Ma Village in Howard Springs. We now have an opportunity to put early measures in place so that we can respond to likely escalation of this situation.
We have been working closely with the Northern Territory Government, emergency services and the national Council of Ambulance Authorities to provide a coordinated and systematic approach to the management of our response to COVID-19.
In order to look after the health and well-being of our staff, volunteers and the patients we care for, maintain our workforce capacity and be able to deliver core functions and services for the community into the future we will implement a suite of changes over the coming week to ensure that we are well prepared for the COVID-19 response. These changes will remain in place until 1 May 2020, at which point they will be reviewed.
Staff Health and Well-being
Secure our Ambulance Centres
Public First Aid Training
Restocking & Retail
Community Education & Health Services Events
Cadets & Volunteers
As we move forward, our focus will be directed at our response to COVID-19. This will mean that other business activities may be postponed for the immediate future. We understand that we have a limited period of time to implement actions which could have a significant impact on our ability to deliver services if the NT is affected by this virus.
We ask that all staff, volunteers, suppliers and clients work with us to address this situation. While there are many uncertainties ahead of us, we need to work together, remain calm and be understanding of our role in providing health care and emergency services to all Territorians.