what we do
To give you an example of how funds raised could be utilised:
$106 could help to purchase a thermometer used to monitor a patient’s temperature and level of sickness. $217 could help to purchase an oxygen regulator used to reduce pressure and deliver oxygen to patients struggling to breathe.
An adult bag mask costs $447 and is used to oxygenate and ventilate patients in cardiac arrest or severe respiratory distress.
An Advanced Life Support Drug Module costs $586 and contains various life-saving drugs which Paramedics can administer when needed.
A bone drill which provides intravenous access to patients for life saving fluids and medications when IV access isn’t an option costs $1,150
A first Response Kit which is used by all Ambulance Officers and contains essential equipment for patient treatment costs $3,500.
It costs $19,500 to fully stock an ambulance station with all the drugs and consumables it needs for one year
A First Response Vehicles costs $65,000
A fully equipped ambulance which is ready to go on the road costs $225,000
St John Northern Region statistics 2016:
189,955 111 emergency calls for an ambulance
144,121 Emergency incidents attended
37,256 Other incidents attended
173,523 Patients treated and/or transported by ambulance officers
All funds raised will go towards running the vital programmes St John deliver within the Northern Region.
For more information on St John please visit their website.