Story: Ambulance services
More than 1,000 people use New Zealand’s ambulance services each day. When the first hospitals were built, most sick or injured people had to get there as best they could – by stretcher, by horse and cart, or by train. The Order of St John set up the first free ambulance in Dunedin in 1892. In the 2000s there were road and air ambulances with highly trained staff.