8 Mar 2022

Stretched ambulance services receive record 111 calls

From Morning Report, 7:46 am on 8 March 2022

Emergency ambulance services around the country have recorded their highest-ever number of 111 calls this past weekend.

On Sunday alone, St John and Wellington Free Ambulance recorded 2322 calls for help in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch.

Making matters worse, many staff are off ill. Dr Tony Smith, the clinical director of St John, spoke to Susie Ferguson.