St John Rangiora
Kimberley Barton, Area Executive Officer for St John Rangiora says this donation from Roddy Wood couldn’t have reached them at a better time.
The Rangiora Station was being upgraded at the time, and of particular importance was the requirement to upgrade the drug medication store supply room and install enhanced security to bring it up to standard.
"Many of the life-saving drugs that our ambulance officers use need to be stored in safe, secure, temperature controlled conditions to avoid any risks with contamination, temperature affecting liquid medications. The $1000 donation contributed towards a modern fit-out and upgrade of the drug storage facility as well as much needed top of the line security to be installed."
"We rely on the charitable nature of organisations and invidivudals such as yourselves to continue to deliver life-saving services to New Zealanders, so from all of us at St John, our huge thanks to Roddy, the Mini-Tankers Community and Z Energy for this support."
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