Ambulance charge up
As of April 1 the St John emergency ambulance patient part charge increases from $84 to $88 in Auckland.
St John charges a part-charge to patients treated by an ambulance officer or transported in an ambulance because of a medical emergency.
‘‘We are increasing our part charges in response to increasing demand for our services. In the year ending 30 June 2013 the number of 111 emergency calls for an ambulance increased by over 14,000 compared to the previous year,’’ St John operations director Michael Brooke says.