PA extends heartfelt support to our New Zealand colleagues

On behalf of all PA members, I extend our sincerest sympathies to all New Zealanders and our New Zealand colleagues who may have played a role as first responders to the horrendous events of 15 March in Christchurch.

PA – and all the paramedic community – prides itself on being an inclusive profession and attacks on segments of the community based on their point-of-difference are condemned. We have witnessed wonderful leadership in response to this tragedy in New Zealand and while we might be viewing the healing process from afar, we offer our heartfelt support during this difficult phase.

Please take some time to check in with yourself and your colleagues. Further support is available at:

New Zealand: https://www.lifeline.org.nz/services/lifeline-helpline

Australia: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/

Peter Jurkovsky
President, Paramedics Australasia