Am­bu­lance charge up

Central Leader - - NEWS -

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.

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