Katikati St John ambulance crews attended 29 incidents last week, 23 of which were in the Katikati operational area, the remainder in Tauranga, Mount Maunganui and Pa¯ pa¯ moa Beach. Two shift swaps took place between Katikati and Tauranga crews in the same period.
Eighteen patients were transported to medical facilities, seven were treated at home, two were referred to other agencies, and on two occasions the ambulance was not required.
Twenty medical cases and seven trauma cases were seen. The O¯ mokoroa First Response Unit attended three calls before the ambulance came and Tauranga crews responded to 10 calls in the Katikati area.