St John Ambulance

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St John Ambulance
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It has been one of the most rewarding and uplifting experiences I have encountered, the culture and inspiration I have gained from being here has been immense.

Taylor McLean, St John Ambulance

I experienced many firsts including the highs of bringing people back to life and the lows of suicide and fatal MVA’s.  Along the way St Johns continually providing essential peer support services to our entire team.   It has been a hugely surreal journey to have experienced but one I continue to reflect on.   

Carrington Bond, St John Ambulance

I received a placement that would not only grow my knowledge as a paramedic but also broaden my horizon on the socioeconomic, health and cultural issues facing Indigenous peoples today something I would not have been able to do within my degree.

Sarah Evans, St John Ambulance

This experience has been invaluable, and I am very grateful for the opportunity to work in such an isolated area with a demographic unlike anywhere else in Australia. This experience has been unlike any other as I have been able to support the demographic of Darwin who are largely Indigenous. This has not only increased my confidence and ability as a paramedic, but also as a person. The confidence I have gained on this internship is one I hope to carry with me as a graduate paramedic.

Sarah Evans, St John Ambulance

It’s been great to not only learn about Paramedic practice here but also to work within Aboriginal communities.  While I have studies them at uni, there is really nothing that can prepare you for how big the education and health gaps are in these communities until you are here.  For me it’s been a true learning experience. 

Carrington Bond, St John Ambulance

My internship gave me a greater understanding of how emergency ambulances work and operate in different parts of Australia. It has given me a life time of knowledge, skills and experience that I would never have learnt anywhere else.

Taylor McLean, St John Ambulance

I cannot put into words how thankful I am to the Aurora Internship Program providing this opportunity.  As a clinical placement, I completed 240 hours on-road, the most educational time I have had to date.  As a cultural experience it has opened up my eyes to the needs of Aboriginal Australia and the traditions still lived by our first people.  As a personal experience and as an Aboriginal woman, from a comparatively privileged background, it has been sad, happy, exciting, educational and unforgettable. 

Carrington Bond, St John Ambulance