AnnouncementState Annual Inspection and Flag Day
Webmaster on 22-Mar-2011 13:18
2011 State Annual Inspection:
Date: 12 June 2011 (Sunday)
Officer in Charge: Dr. Lee Toong Chow, NEA Area Commander
2011 Annual Flag Day:
Launching: 24 June 2011
Flag Day: 2-3 July 2011
Officer in Charge: Mrs. Molly Tan, State Vice President
Public Integrated call centre to link up all ambulance services needed
Webmaster on 24-Feb-2011 12:18
TheStar Metro Central - 24 February 2011
A LACK of a proper centralised call centre for pre-hospital care (out-of-hospital acute medical care and/or transport to definitive care) is probably one of the main reasons why there has been many unsatisfactory feedback on local ambulance service.
St John Ambulance Malaysia commander-in-chief Datuk Dr Low Bin Tick said a centralised and integrated call centre would cut down response time during emergencies.
He said that with the current system, there was wasted time and sometimes even wasted resources due to poor communication.
Quick help: Medical assistants handling a trauma case inside an ambulance.
“Due to a lack of integration, two ambulances may arrive at the same place. It is a waste of resources and it ends with a lot of confusion.
“Sometimes, response is given too late. When an ambulance arrives at a scene, it is too late to save the victim. During an emergency, every second counts,” he said, adding that it was time to have a comprehensive system to link up all ambulance services.
Public Dr. Yee: Do not delay in summon help when emergency
Webmaster on 08-Feb-2011 19:28
Refering to the Jet Ski incident at Batu Feringhi on 5 Feb, it was believed that no one called for help immediately after the incident happen, caused the ambulance was said to be arrived after half an hour.
St. John Ambulance of Malaysia, Penang State Commander, Dato' Dr. Yee Thiam Sun said, "The ambulances did not delay in response, I believe the help was summoned awhile after the incident"
" We received the distress call from Call Centre on 0939hrs, 2 ambulances from Tanjung Bungah Station were dispatched within a minute and reached the scene in 9 minutes"
The patient was found to get injured on both leg, the ambulance crews would need to provide prehospital emergency care on scene, and transfer the patient to the ambulance parking area which was about 100m away from the beach where patient was found. Patient was transfered to Penang General Hospital for further attention.
Therefore, Dr Yee reminded general public to summon for help immediately by calling 999 when there is any incident happens, so that appropriate help can send to the scene in soonest possible.
Public St. John Ambulans Pulau Pinang tugaskan anggota di lebuhraya
Webmaster on 30-Jan-2011 01:34
GEORGE TOWN, 28 Jan (Bernama)-- St John Ambulans Malaysia cawangan Pulau Pinang akan mengerahkan 173 anggotanya untuk bersiap sedia memberi perkhidmatan kecemasan selama 24 jam sempena musim cuti perayaan Tahun Baru Cina mulai Sabtu sehingga 9 Feb.
Timbalan Komander St John Ambulans Negeri, Teh Kwan Liek berkata sukarelawannya akan ditempatkan di beberapa lokasi iaitu di Lebuhraya Butterworth-Kulim (BKE), Lebuh raya Utara-Selatan PLUS, Pusat Perkhidmatan Perubatan Kecemasan (EMAS) Bayan Baru dan di Dewan Rakyat Tanjung Bungah.