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St John Ambulance Australia (NT) Inc. (St John NT) has announced today that it will implement a number of changes to its operations and services in response to COVID-19.
CEO Judith Barker said that St John NT places the health and well-being of its 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,” she said.
“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.”
St John NT has been working closely with the Northern Territory Government, emergency services and the national Council of Ambulance Authorities for several months now to provide a coordinated and systematic approach to the management of the Territory’s response to COVID-19.
Changes to operations and services will be implemented over the coming week and will remain in place until 1 May 2020, at which point they will be reviewed.
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“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,” Ms Barker said.