Hong Kong St. John Ambulance has been serving the community since 1884. It is dedicated to provide first aid and ambulance services in emergency, dental care for the handicapped, and courses of instructions on first aid and home nursing for the general public. First aid is a series of simple, life-saving medical techniques that a non-doctor or layman can be trained to perform. ...
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After the handover in 1997, the organisation answers directly to the Chief Executive of Hong Kong. As from 2005, the Chief Executive is Donald Tsang. The organisation has since been running on an independent basis from the UK.
The Hong Kong Island Headquarters is at 2 Macdonnell Road, which has been reconstructed to accommodate a hotel to guarantee a financial income.
The Kowloon headquarters is located next to Kowloon Hospital, and to date has a footdrill ground and simple classrooms for activities.
The New Territories' headquarters is located in Fan Ling.
Ambulance and Nursing Cadets
These are organised so that the cadet divisions are attached to their own schools.
The uniform of the Hong Kong St. John Ambulance Cadets is still made of thick material similar to the historical British counterpart, and includes a jacket designed to withstand temperatures at around 5°C in its winter uniform. This may be deemed unsuitable for Hong Kong's sub-tropical climate, where winter temperatures rarely fall below 10°C, sometimes going up above 20, and summer temperatures regularly exceeding 30°C.
- Hong Kong St. John Ambulance