St John Ambulance (SJA)

Attacks on ambulance condemned

ACP Anthony Wagambie Jnr described the spate of attacks as “totally unnecessary and disgusting”.

“The Saint John's Ambulance crew were stoned by what I term as hooligans when they were on medical emergency run,” he stated.

“One of the ambulance crew members sustained injuries from a huge rock which was thrown through the window of the ambulance, shattering it in the process.

“Fortunately, police units attended to the attack quickly but the suspects escaped.

Rural ambulance network expanded

This partnership will enable St. John Ambulance to expand its rural ambulance network to Milne Bay Province in partnership with the Provincial Health Authority through the purchase of a land and sea ambulance.

The main objective is to improve pre-hospital services by providing quality emergency response with the help of the ambulances and increasing the number of patients retrieved and transferred to the hospital.

St John crew attend to shootout casualties

St John said they were informed of a shootout at RH Gordon’s where there were casualties.

“Ambulance officers arrived 6 minutes after being dispatched at exactly 10:51am,” stated SJA.

“Dispatched was a paramedic and six Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs). 

“Other crews were alerted to be on standby if there were more casualties.

“St John confirms attending to two individuals with gunshot wounds to the chest.

St John crew attend to shootout casualties

St John said they were informed of a shootout at RH Gordon’s where there were casualties.

“Ambulance officers arrived 6 minutes after being dispatched at exactly 10:51am,” stated SJA.

“Dispatched was a paramedic and six Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs). 

“Other crews were alerted to be on standby if there were more casualties.

“St John confirms attending to two individuals with gunshot wounds to the chest.

St John Ambulance gets new vehicle

The bank has donated K225,000 to SJA PNG for the purchase of this Emergency Response Vehicle. The K225,000 also covers maintenance and insurance support over a period of five years effective from 2018 to 2022.

BSP Port Moresby branch manager Diana Guria reaffirmed this when officially announcing the bank's commitment to the SJA PNG Service in Port Moresby.

“St John is most often the first point of contact in medical emergencies. Our support is a demonstration of the confidence that we have in continuing the worthy services rendered to the community,” said Guria.