Author: Lucy Tolley

Why World First Aid Day Matters

Only 26 percent of Australians are trained to perform first aid and CPR in an emergency!  Results from a survey that was carried out by Roy Morgan Research, who gathered the thoughts of almost 3,000 everyday Australians on how prepared they are to deal with cardiac arrest. How surprising when compared to 99 percent of Australians who mentioned that they knew that resuscitation and first aid […]

Women’s Health Week 2021

Jean Hailes “Women’s Health Week is a week dedicated to all women across Australia to make good health a priority.” St John Ambulance ACT supports all initiatives that encourage healthier lifestyles and this Women’s Health Week we’d like to encourage women and girls to: Stay active Make an appointment for a health check Stay connected, […]

Vote for Aunty Val as our Westfield local Hero!

  Val, affectionately known as ‘Aunty Val’ at St John Ambulance ACT, is a selfless and humble member of the ACT community, having dedicated all of her adult life to supporting the community she loves, through volunteering. Her age and many health challenges have not been allowed to stand in her way, Val regularly contributes […]

St John Ambulance ACT answering the call to be “United by Stroke”

Do you know the warning signs and symptoms for someone suffering from a stroke? St John Ambulance ACT are using National Stroke Week (2-8 August 2021) to raise awareness around stroke detection. St John Ambulance ACT chief executive Adrian Watts said every second counts in the event of a stroke and knowing how to recognise […]

Mid Year Celebration and Awards Night

Last night we celebrated the amazing efforts of our volunteers and staff. Bronze Commendations were presented to: Gold Commendation presented to: Save a Life Award presented to: Thanks to outgoing Chair Roberton Bunton MStJ for his contributions to St John Ambulance ACT and we would also like to thank our chancellor Cameron Oxley KStJ for […]

St John Ambulance Australia (ACT) Inc. 37th Annual General Meeting

  Last night we came together for the St John Ambulance Australia (ACT) Inc. 37th Annual General Meeting. We would like to thank all those who attended and contributed to making the evening a success. We would like to thank Chancellor Cameron Oxley KStJ for attending and addressing the floor with special thanks to Robert […]

Chair and Director Vacancies

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 Ambulance ACT. We […]

ACT Government Supporting our Community

Due to the ongoing support of the ACT Government’s Justice and Community Safety Directorate, St John Ambulance ACT can enhance the services offered by our CBR NightCrew and extend their operating hours to include public holidays until 30 June 2021. CBR NightCrew is a collaborative initiative between local government and industry to help people have […]

St John Ambulance Branded Defibrillators Have Arrived

Despite advancements in medical treatment, thousands of people are dying needlessly each year of sudden cardiac arrest. More than 30,000 cardiac arrests happen each year in Australia. It has an incredibly high death rate – 90% will die in just minutes. The lucky ones who are defibrillated by a bystander are as low as 1% […]

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