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Connecting Ambulances Across PNG to One Network

St John has been tasked by the National Government to establish and manage the National Ambulance Network over the next decade.


The aim of the Network is to connect all rural and urban ambulances to one national ambulance number (111). Health workers will be able to call this number from anywhere in Papua New Guinea to arrange transport between health facilities. And in urban areas, people will be able to call 111 directly to get an ambulance.

The 111 national ambulance number will be managed from the Ambulance Coordination Centre at St John headquarters in Port Moresby.  St John will maintain communications and coordination systems to ensure efficient receiving of calls and dispatching of ambulances.

St John will accredit ambulances in Agreement with each Provincial Health Authority. The accreditation will include basic ambulance training for new and existing ambulance workers and issuance of basic ambulance kits.

We expect that a standardised and centrally coordinated approach to ambulances services will improve efficiency, reduce misuse and result in better quality prehospital emergency care.