Story: Ambulance services

Wanganui Hospital ambulance

Wanganui Hospital ambulance

Many hospitals had their own ambulance, and from the 1920s these were motor vehicles. Sometimes the hospital owned the ambulance, but the service was operated by the St John ambulance brigade.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Ambulance services - Development of ambulance services', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 January 2022)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 11 Mar 2010