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St John NT Officially opens Paul Bellman Training Facility
  19 Aug 2023

The St John NT Training Facility at 412 Stuart Highway will be officially opened by the Patron of St John NT, Ms Ruth Jones on Friday 18 August.

The new facility was developed to enable the relocation of Clinical Services to a dedicated training and office space designed around the needs of the ambulance team and will help St John NT continue to build capacity in providing vital training for staff and serve the community.

The modern facility includes two purpose-built training spaces, an assessment/meeting room, scenario space and offices spaces. The space enables staff to do hands-on training in medical procedures, patient assessment, administering medications, and handling medical equipment. They practice these skills under the guidance of experienced mentors to ensure competence and confidence.

In 2023 St John NT will induct five groups of intern and qualified paramedics into the service, totalling more than more than 70 new recruits for the year. We are currently up to the fourth round and will see one more group complete their training in the new facility before the end of the year. Induction training takes between 4 - 8 weeks.

Induction and training for corporate staff, paramedic interns, qualified paramedics and patient transport officers is designed to ensure that all new and existing staff are thoroughly prepared for the responsibilities and demands of their roles.

The main Training Room within the Facility will be named after Paul Bellman, an Intensive Care Paramedic and the Regional Manager Southern who sadly passed away in April 2022.

Paul was instrumental in the development of St John NT’s Clinical Practice Manual and was dedicated to the training of ambulance staff.

St John NT takes immense pride in the competence and dedication of all of its members, and recognises that we all contribute to the health and well-being of Territorians. St John NT’s skilled professionals are equipped to handle the many challenges they encounter while delivering exceptional medical care to those in need.

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