Ambulance services funding

The majority of emergency ambulance funding is from the government.

Emergency ambulance services are funded by the Ministry of Health (through Vote Health, National Emergency Services and Public Health) and ACC (through Vote Labour Market and the ACC levied account). The balance is funded through donations, fundraising and, in the case of St John, charging people who use an ambulance for part of the cost (this only applies to medical patients).

Funding reviews in the past

In 2018 an independent review of St John funding was carried out by MartinJenkins. Read the St John funding review.

In 2015 an independent review of road ambulance funding was carried out by Dr Murray Horn. Read the review of road ambulance funding.

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