Author: Cedric Siew

St John family unites for flood relief efforts

St John Ambulance ACT volunteer Karen Elphick was quick to raise her hand to help support victims of the NSW floods. She put on her St John uniform and joined a team of close to 30 volunteers from the ACT and Tasmania travelling to flood-affected areas to provide emergency first aid and mental health support […]

Media Coverage: Val Dempsey, Senior Australian of the Year 2022

Articles: Val Dempsey Senior Australian of the Year Showcase Video 2022 Senior Australian Of The Year Speech 2022 Senior Australian Of The Year Announcement Video Val Dempsey ABC Profile Video 23 Mar 2022 Radio Interview ABC North Coast – Breakfast with Joanne Shoebridge Breakfast – Breakfast – ABC Radio 13 Mar 2022 Radio Interview with […]

2022 Senior Australian of the Year calls for first aid training for learner drivers

Val Dempsey is named 2022 Senior Australian of the Year for her tireless commitment to promote and deliver emergency first aid training to help save lives. Known affectionately as Aunty Val, the 71 year-old has dedicated her adult life volunteering with St John to promote a healthy and safe community. In 2021 alone she clocked-up […]

Celebrating Val Dempsey – 2022 Senior Australian of The Year

Val Dempsey is named 2022 Senior Australian of the Year for her tireless commitment to promote and deliver emergency first aid training to help save lives. Known affectionately as Aunty Val, the 71-year-old has dedicated her adult life volunteering with St John to promote a healthy and safe community. In 2021 alone she clocked-up 600+ […]

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St John Ambulance ACT’s vision is saving lives through First Aid. Together with our volunteer and professional workforce, we do this by leading in First Aid education, providing event health services and caring for those most in need in our community. Funds raised through our commercial activities directly support the community work of St John […]

First Aid Tips: How to treat snake bites?

With warmer weather setting in, snakes in the ACT are emerging from their winter hibernation, looking for food and for mates. We are home to several beautiful parks and bushwalks, and it is only fair to be vigilant and ready when heading outdoors where we might encounter snakes. Snakes in ACT Although they are usually […]

How to get your first aid kit ready for Road Trips?

With the arrival of summer, post lockdown, Aussies are jumping on the chance for some fresh air and a change of scenery.  Australia has some of the most amazing beaches and bushwalks, but we are also home to a variety of creatures who may cause harm when they are disturbed. The most common injuries to happen outdoors range from breaks, sprains and cuts to snake bites, […]

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