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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 […]

Rededication Service

On Sunday 27 June, we held our Annual Service of Rededication of the Order of St John, where members of our organisation have the opportunity to renew their oaths of service. Since the revival of the Order, multiple values and a mission has been defined with the main motto being “Pro Fide, Pro Utilitate Hominum” […]

Phil Thomas – Men’s Health Week

Phil Thomas, Paramedic and Training & Development Manager What medical field are you/have you been involved in and for how long? I have worked in pre-hospital care for 13 years in a range of areas including non-emergency patient transport and emergency ambulance attendance. Whilst completing my paramedicine degree, I worked as an Ambulance Community Officer, […]

Rod Middleton – Men’s Health Week

Rod Middleton, Member Welfare Officer What does a Member Welfare Officer do? I perform numerous facets to this role. Primarily to provide pastoral care and following up with members who may need a welfare check and just make sure they’re OK, especially after a traumatic event. To be there if a member has an issue […]

Darryl Rice – Men’s Health Week

Darryl Rice, First Aid Trainer What medical field are you/have you been involved in and for how long? My main background was in the military as medical personnel, and served in the Army for 36 years with my specialty being in diving medicine. When I retired from Defence, I was a senior Army medic and […]

Men’s Health Week – Team Responses

We asked our team of staff and volunteers with various medical and first aid experience what Men’s Health Week meant to them. “Men’s Health Week for me is about checking in on my loved ones and their mental health. During the exam period, it can be an extremely stressful time so Men’s Health Week is […]

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