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Once a month we create our very own 'Flashing Lights' email newsletter that contains news about St John NT, upcoming events, training programs, info about our volunteers, special offers and more.

St John Ambulance Launches Critical Response Unit!

St John Ambulance Paramedics respond to 130 medical emergencies across the Northern Territory every day.

Paramedics have extensive tertiary qualifications and specialist training to provide lifesaving emergency medical care. If a patient is critically unwell suffering serious illness or injury, an Intensive Care Paramedic can be responded to provide advanced medical care.

Intensive Care Paramedics are highly experienced clinicians with additional education and advanced medical and specialist skills to treat critically ill patients with life threatening conditions. They make complex medical assessments and use a vast range of special equipment and medications. In the paramedic field, they are regarded internationally as being the ‘best of the best’.

On Monday the 13th November 2017, St John Ambulance is excited to launch the trial of a new Intensive Care Paramedic Critical Response Unit (ICP CRU). The ICP CRU is a new initiative, complementing St Johns existing ambulance resource and focusing on rapid response, clinical assessment and advanced medical care. Staffed by a St John Ambulance Intensive Care Paramedic, the ICP CRU will initially commence operating 24hrs a day 7 days a week in Darwin.

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St John Volunteers bag the big awards!

Over 200 people filled the Darwin Convention Centre last night to recognise the amazing contribution made by volunteers, volunteer organisations, corporate volunteering programs and volunteer managers.

Today, St John NT is excited to announce Lesley King, a committed St John volunteer with over 40 years dedicated service behind her was last night crowned the NT Volunteer of the Year. The volunteer award ceremonies are an initiative of Volunteering NT and are held annually in Alice Springs and Darwin.

Lesley took out the overall award against all the winners from the individual categories, with a total of 102 nominations received right across the Northern Territory. In a media release from Volunteering NT, one of the judges noted that Lesley has not only been an amazing leader within the community but that “every state needs a Lesley!”

St John Volunteers had success in both regions winning 5 individual awards and two volunteers being highly commended. The Central Australia winners were announced at an awards ceremony held at the Alice Springs Convention Centre on the 1st November and the Northern Australia awards ceremony was conducted at the Darwin Convention Centre on Thursday November 2nd.

Fiona Reid of Tennant Creek Adult Division was highly commended in the Chief Minister’s Volunteer of the Year – Central Australia and Brian Ch’ng MStJ of Darwin Adult Division was highly commended in the Chief Minister’s Volunteer of the Year – Northern Region

Mark Ferguson, Director of Volunteer Services congratulated all award winners and said “It is great to see the recognition for all of the hard work, dedication and exceptional service that these volunteers provide to the community”. St John Volunteers who were awarded and commended at the prestigious ceremonies are mentioned below:

Overall NT Volunteer of the Year - Lesley King DStJ

  • Central Australia - Chief Minister’s Youth Volunteer of the Year – Benjamin Rowley of Alice Springs Adult Division
  • Northern Australia - Chief Minister’s Youth Volunteer of the Year – Leanne Eltagonde of Palmerston Cadet Division
  • Volunteer Manager of the Year – Mandy Paradise MStJ Volunteer Office
  • Lifetime Contribution to Volunteering Award – Lesley King DStJ - Recognised for over 40 years volunteering with St John Ambulance

Congratulations again to all the winners and to Lesley King for being named the 2017 NT Volunteer of the Year.

50,000 Students Trained for FREE

Thursday 26th October 2017, marks the occasion that 50,000 school aged children will have received FREE first aid training as part of the St John Ambulance NT First Aid in Schools Program.

The program first began in 2010 as an initiative of St John NT and quickly gained national interest. Since then, over 1,000,000 children have been trained in life-saving first aid skills by St John Ambulance in every state and Territory across Australia in 2017.

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Save a life this cyclone season! Become a St John Volunteer

It’s part of Territory life and the official start to the cyclone season commences on 1 November. At St John Ambulance NT are already preparing for the deluge.

St John NT provides first aid volunteers in up to 16 cyclone shelters around the Darwin area each cyclone season and is calling on Top Enders to be prepared and lend a hand in their local community, by becoming a cyclone shelter volunteer.

In the event of an impending cyclone, these shelters are opened and become home to hundreds of people. It’s there that St John NT’s first aid volunteers are on standby to treat anything from cuts, bruises and broken bones to potentially saving a life.

‘Being a cyclone shelter volunteer is perfect for people who are unable to commit to regular volunteering but are able to assist a couple of times over the wet season should their local shelter open. By becoming a volunteer, you can make a real difference when it matters and we want people to know that we offer flexible volunteering options. If you are interested in becoming a cyclone shelter volunteer, St John will provide the necessary training, uniforms and equipment, our only request from you is your time.” said Mark Ferguson, Director Volunteer First Aid Services.

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NEW Course: Provide Pain Management

This course teaches students the proper administration of Paracetamol and Methoxyflurane to relieve pain. It includes information about the use, storage and documentation of administration as well as ongoing monitoring of the casualty.

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Congrats to Caitlin Little - Paramedic of the Year for 2017

2017 Paramedic of the Year… and the winner is… Caitlin Little of Alice Springs. Caitlin was chosen from a high caliber of nominations and it is with pleasure we announce her as this year’s winner. A well earned Congratulations!

With thanks for the Rotary Club of Darwin Sunrise, this year we celebrate 18 years of proudly honouring Northern Territory Paramedics, Patient Transport Officers & Communications Officers (000 call takers) at these Awards. In keeping with the strong community support of previous years, impressively we received a total of 40 nominations.

Also recognised at last nights awards for their outstanding dedication and commitment to serving the local community are the following award winners:

  • New Practitioner Erin Dattner of Darwin
  • Peer Nominated Caitlin Little of Alice Springs
  • Paramedic Southern Gareth Aescht of Alice Springs
  • Paramedic Northern Matthew Craig of Darwin

St John Ambulance NT and the Rotary Club of Darwin Sunrise would like to congratulate all nominees and thank all community members who submitted their nominations.

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