St John to open its doors for the day

New ambulance n display and theme is 'heart of gold'.

New ambulance n display and theme is 'heart of gold'.

Gisborne’s St John ambulance station will open its doors to the public on Saturday week, April 1, in an open day to begin St John’s appeal week in the region, where the theme is “heart of gold”.

The new $150,000 generation 2 ambulance, bought with the help of a generous donation, will be on display.

The ambulance has a totally electronic stretcher system on board, which means St John officers who use it avoid heavy lifting.

Territory manager Shane Clapperton said the new vehicle and its on-board equipment had been working well.

“The staff have had training sessions on it and are getting used to it now.

“It has been a real addition to our services and is the way of the future,” Mr Clapperton said.

“The open day on Saturday is for everyone to see what St John is all about,” said area administrator for Gisborne Nikki Latu.

As well as the new ambulance, the ECT rescue helicopter will be on display, there will be tours of the ambulance station, a sausage sizzle and monster garage sale.

Ruatoria St John ambulance station plans to hold an open day on April 8.

“Like the Gisborne open day, the aim is to give the East Coast community an opportunity to meet and greet their local St John staff and volunteers.”

Gisborne’s St John ambulance station will open its doors to the public on Saturday week, April 1, in an open day to begin St John’s appeal week in the region, where the theme is “heart of gold”.

The new $150,000 generation 2 ambulance, bought with the help of a generous donation, will be on display.

The ambulance has a totally electronic stretcher system on board, which means St John officers who use it avoid heavy lifting.

Territory manager Shane Clapperton said the new vehicle and its on-board equipment had been working well.

“The staff have had training sessions on it and are getting used to it now.

“It has been a real addition to our services and is the way of the future,” Mr Clapperton said.

“The open day on Saturday is for everyone to see what St John is all about,” said area administrator for Gisborne Nikki Latu.

As well as the new ambulance, the ECT rescue helicopter will be on display, there will be tours of the ambulance station, a sausage sizzle and monster garage sale.

Ruatoria St John ambulance station plans to hold an open day on April 8.

“Like the Gisborne open day, the aim is to give the East Coast community an opportunity to meet and greet their local St John staff and volunteers.”

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