Katherine's St John ambulance team is set to get a few new recruits thanks to a newly announced NT Government package.
Acting Health Minister Nicole Manison on Friday announced the $7 million package which allows St John NT to recruit a significant number of new staff members.
The funding will provide 45 new staff, including paramedics, for new ambulance crews in Darwin and Alice Springs, with extra paramedics also being added to the ranks in Katherine.
The funding will also deliver more clinicians and emergency medical dispatchers for the Emergency Communication Centre, with recruiting to begin immediately.
"This means emergency ambulance calls will be answered quicker and paramedics will be in a better position to respond as swiftly as possible," Ms Manison said.
"We will always stand up for our frontline workers and look forward to seeing more ambulance staff join the ranks in coming months."
St John NT CEO Judith Barker said the new recruits will take the pressure off the NT's current limited resources.
"These additional staff will provide long awaited support to a service that has been working beyond its capacity," she said.
"The past 20 months has presented challenges for all of us, throughout this period however, staff from across our service have remained focused and committed to protecting and providing a service to the community."
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