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St John WA marches with Pride

Saturday evening saw St John WA team members walk alongside the LGBTQIA+ community at Perth’s Pride Parade. For the sixth year running, paramedics, volunteers, Event Health Services staff and support workers were joined by St John WA Group CEO Kevin Brown, Chief People Officer Tamsyn Howard, and Kura Bear to represent WA’s emergency ambulance service.…
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Support of Australian Defence Force reservist employees nationally recognised

St John WA has won a 2023 National Employer Support Award for its support of Australian Defence Force (ADF) reservist employees, having already won a state-based award. Out of a record number of 411 national nominations across six categories, St John WA (SJWA) won the not-for-profit category. Clinical Support Paramedic (CSP) Andrew Wishart was among…
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Remembering the best of us

Friends, family and colleagues came together to pay final respects to beloved Clinical Support Paramedic and member of the St John WA family, Tinesh Tamilkodi at a funeral on November 23. Tinesh died when his response car crashed en route to a Priority 1 Triple Zero (000) emergency call in the early hours of November…
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All the fun of the fair as St John WA supports Pride

St John WA demonstrated its ongoing support for LGBTQIA+ people over the weekend at Pride Fair Day. As well as the Event Health Services team making sure everyone was looked after on the day, representatives from St John WA’s Diversity & Inclusion network kept the crowds entertained and informed.has context menu Kura Bear was joined…
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Patient satisfaction with emergency service hits pre-COVID highs

St John WA has outperformed all other jurisdictions for patient satisfaction over time taken to be connected to an ambulance service call taker and ambulance wait times, while exceeding the national average for overall patient satisfaction. The patient satisfaction key indicators are published in the annual Council of Ambulance Authorities Patient Experience Survey released in…
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Agnew brothers’ legendary journey with the Legend2Legend Program

In Wundowie, brothers Brendan and Jarrad Agnew are on a remarkable journey with St John WA’s Legend2Legend program. Their commitment as first responders not only strengthens their brotherly bond, but also enriches their community. Brendan is a paramedical science student at Edith Cowan University and a casual concrete labourer, while Jarrad works as an Emergency…
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Bunbury Community Transport volunteer driven to support those in need after Seniors Expo

For St John WA (SJWA) Community Transport Volunteer Judy Bone, driving people in need to their medical appointments was a passion instilled by her mother. “When I saw it advertised at a Seniors Expo that St John WA were needing drivers, I knew that this is something I would really enjoy doing,” Judy said. “Coming…
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Mo money for men’s health thanks to joint emergency services effort

St John WA joined forces with other emergency services on November 1 for a “shave down” to launch the start of Movember. Held at St John WA’s central hub, frontline ambulance officers, along with representatives from WA Police and the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, enjoyed a sausage sizzle before taking to the barber’s…
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Paramedic Lauren D’Arcy celebrated for her dedication to Auslan training

St John WA is proud to celebrate a ground-breaking initiative led by paramedic Lauren D’Arcy, aimed at enhancing inclusivity and communication in prehospital care. Lauren’s passion for Australian Sign Language (Auslan) and her dedication to improving patient care has led to the successful integration of Auslan training sessions, which include a Deafness Awareness component, for…
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Innovation grows Emergency Department avoidance, Impact Report reveals

St John WA (SJWA) has launched into a post-COVID era with a refreshed approach to improving clarity and service delivery for the Western Australian community by investing in pathways allowing patients to avoid public Emergency Departments (EDs) when appropriate. Its Impact Report – published today – revealed more than 216,000 patients were able to access…
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