03 390 6480 (Dispatch) 0508 467 496 (General) 09 523 6789 (Fax) bookings@horizonambulance.org.nz

"Defining a new standard of excellence in healthcare transport and emergency medical care."

"We provide professional onsite paramedical events services and community based care."

Welcome to Horizon Ambulance

We provide event medical services and patient transfer services. We have highly trained and qualified paramedics, first-responders, nurses,  doctors, and a range of fully equipped and licensed ambulance vehicles.

We pride ourselves on our level of service: timely, reliable, professional and caring.

Our vision is to provide our communities with excellence in the delivery of prehospital care and ambulance services.

We aim to support the community by providing professional and innovative paramedical event services and community-based care.

Our services are based in and operate from Christchurch, but we can provide services throughout the South Island by arrangement.

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In an emergency, please dial 111.

Patient Transfer Services

Our Patient Transfer Service transports patients to and from hospitals, outpatients, doctors, surgeries, resthomes and private residences.

We offer a wide range of comfortable specialist vehicles designed and operated for the role of transporting patients:

Ambulances

  • Our Multi-role vehicles can accommodate: – Howard Wright beds, Cloud 9 chairs, wheelchairs, Bariatric patients and regular seated patients
  • Unbranded vehicles for those who wish to travel discretely. These are capable of accommodating seated patients, wheelchairs and stretchers
  • Cars in which we can take seated patients. These are particularly suited to those attending doctors surgeries or outpatients appointments.

Our fully qualified staff take great care in providing quality, empathetic services to patients in times of change and uncertainty.

Patients can be assured that we are fully equipped to deal with any medical emergencies which may arise.

Our services are provided by two qualified staff from bedside to destination. This means the Horizons team will make the trip a pleasant, safe and comfortable journey.

Our staff come from a variety of backgrounds, including nurses, paramedics and allied health fields. These include: • First Responder • Emergency Medical Technician • Basic Life Support Paramedic • Intermediate Life Support Paramedic • Intensive Care Paramedic • Specialist Registered Nurses • Doctors
Our services are provided by two qualified staff from bedside to destination.

In addition to our regular service levels we can provide specialist higher levels of care with ILS and ALS paramedics and nurses when required.

• Easy to access booking system • Qualified friendly staff • Consistently high service level • Transport on time without delay • Flexibility and experience to ensure all personal requirements are met • Modern equipment
Our staff come from a variety of backgrounds, including nurses, paramedics and allied health fields. These include:

  • First Responder
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Basic Life Support Paramedic
  • Intermediate Life Support Paramedic
  • Intensive Care Paramedic
  • Specialist Registered Nurses
  • Doctors
Our services are provided by two qualified staff from bedside to destination.

In addition to our regular service levels we can provide specialist higher levels of care with ILS and ALS paramedics and nurses when required.
  • Easy to access booking system
  • Qualified friendly staff
  • Consistently high service level
  • Transport on time without delay
  • Flexibility and experience to ensure all personal requirements are met
  • Modern equipment

Event Medical Services

Horizon Ambulance is available for the servicing of sporting and large events. We are able to assist you in making your event a success by covering all your Health and Safety compliance requirements.

Some of our clients include:

  • Vbase
  • Wine and Food Festival Limited
  • Canterbury Hockey
  • Southern Zone Rugby League
  • Gravity Downhill
  • Addington Events Centre
  • Canterbury University Students Association
  • Christchurch City Council
  • Lincoln University Students Association

Services we offer to provide prior to, during and following your events:

• Covering of Health & Safety SSSP requirements • Pre-event consultancy to recommend service levels for each event • Pre-placement of equipment and patient care facilities • Liaison with event management at all stages of planning and during events • Provision of response and patient care teams • Assessment and treatment of competitors and spectators (including allied event staff and performers) • Liaison with external providers of medical services, emergency ambulance services or if circumstances dictate transport of patients by Horizons • Report at completion of events including participation in any post event debrief and follow up.

• Our vehicles are equipped to meet requirements of clients’ events and injury profiles. • Our contracts guarantee coverage at agreed  service levels. • Easy to access booking system • Qualified friendly staff • Consistently high service level • Experienced in Extreme Events • Our experience and knowledge assists in compliance with Health and Safety Requirements • Modern equipment • Latest medical knowledge used in a prehospital setting

• First Responder • Emergency Medical Technician • Basic Life Support Paramedic • Intermediate Life Support Paramedic • Intensive Care Paramedic • Specialist Registered Nurses • Doctors In addition to our ambulance staff we can also work with registered nurses and other registered healthcare professionals.

We can provide First Responders to work with higher qualified Ambulance staff. First Responders provide a more flexible service level than first-aiders; this becomes critical to the smooth seamless provision of services at large events.

We provide innovative services with response and patient care teams to maintain an optimal service level, working with teams consisting of qualified ambulance officers and paramedics.

Services we offer to provide prior to, during and following your events:

  • Covering of Health & Safety SSSP requirements
  • Pre-event consultancy to recommend service levels for each event
  • Pre-placement of equipment and patient care facilities
  • Liaison with event management at all stages of planning and during events
  • Provision of response and patient care teams
  • Assessment and treatment of competitors and spectators (including allied event staff and performers)
  • Liaison with external providers of medical services, emergency ambulance services or if circumstances dictate transport of patients by Horizons
  • Report at completion of events including participation in any post event debrief and follow up.
  • Our vehicles are equipped to meet requirements of clients’ events and injury profiles.
  • Our contracts guarantee coverage at agreed  service levels.
  • Easy to access booking system
  • Qualified friendly staff
  • Consistently high service level
  • Experienced in Extreme Events
  • Our experience and knowledge assists in compliance with Health and Safety Requirements
  • Modern equipment
  • Latest medical knowledge used in a prehospital setting
  • First Responder
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Basic Life Support Paramedic
  • Intermediate Life Support Paramedic
  • Intensive Care Paramedic
  • Specialist Registered Nurses
  • Doctors

In addition to our ambulance staff we can also work with registered nurses and other registered healthcare professionals.

We can provide First Responders to work with higher qualified Ambulance staff. First Responders provide a more flexible service level than first-aiders; this becomes critical to the smooth seamless provision of services at large events.

We provide innovative services with response and patient care teams to maintain an optimal service level, working with teams consisting of qualified ambulance officers and paramedics.

Our Staff

Horizon Ambulance is able to provide a range of Pre Hospital Emergency medical support personnel to meet your requirements, these include Advanced and Intermediate Life Support Paramedics.

These Paramedics are supported by our team of Emergency Medical Technicians. Our team of Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) are all certified to work at the practising levels defined by our Medical Director. They work within clearly defined procedures for their certification level of practice. It is with this clinical direction that enables the Horizon Ambulance team to be able to provide the highest level of medical care for our customers.

Advanced Life Support Paramedic (ALS) ALS Paramedics are highly skilled Emergency Service Providers and have the skills and abilities to provide advanced airway management which include full intubation. ALS Paramedics are also capable of providing IV medications, high level pain relief, and management of major medical and trauma emergencies

Events that would require an ALS are one that have reasonable risk that if an incident occurs, there could be serious injury that could result in severe life threatening trauma. An example of this type of event would be Motorsport or Equestrian events.

Intermediate Life Support Paramedic (ILS) ILS Paramedics are skilled at providing Emergency medical support, and are able to provide immediate onsite services. ILS paramedics are able to use a variety of airway management and supply IV medication, giving them the ability to manage a range of medical conditions and traumatic injury

Events that would require an ILS are ones that where there is a reasonable risk of an incident that could cause serious trauma. An example of such events would be Mountain Bike events, cycle races and Multisport events.

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) EMT provide Emergency medical support for the Paramedics. They are able to provide basic airway management and basic life support. On scene EMT provide scene and patient assessment along with Pre Hospital Emergency First Aid and patient care

EMT would be supporting our Paramedics at all events. There are some events that would only require EMT such as events where there is a reasonable risk of minor injury and example of this would be team sport events where the risk of serious traumatic injury is low.

Careers

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FIRST RESPONDERS
We invite applications from suitably qualified people with a current Authority to Practice, who would like to work on a permanent basis in our ambulances or at events.
 
We operate South Island wide and we are looking for individuals who can think on their feet, adapt, and improvise and click into the team with ease and work alongside all qualifications.
 
Skills & Experience Requirements:
 
  • New Zealand Certificate in Emergency Care (First Responder) (preferred), or Certificate in Prehospital Emergency Care
  • Current authority to practise or the evidence of ability to get one
  • You must be able to prove operational and clinical performance to date
  • Excellent driving record
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a strong customer focus
  • The ability to work under pressure
 
What we offer:
 
  • A positive culture
  • Opportunity for career advancement both on road and in other areas.
  • To be part of an expanding company with a multifocal patient care focus
  • Plenty of work for those that want it
  • Amazing training opportunities to develop qualifications

If you are interested, please contact:

Michael Coursey

Phone: 022 602 4558

or Email michael.coursey@horizonambulance.org.nz

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIANS
We invite applications from suitably qualified people with a current Authority to Practice, who would like to work on a permanent basis in our ambulances or at events.
 
We operate South Island wide and we are looking for individuals who can think on their feet, adapt, and improvise and click into the team with ease and work alongside all qualifications.
 
Skills & Experience Requirements:
 
  • New Zealand Diploma in Ambulance Practice, or Diploma in Paramedic Science (or equivalent level 5)
  • Current authority to practise or the evidence of ability to get one.
  • You must be able to prove operational and clinical performance to date
  • Excellent driving record
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a strong customer focus
  • The ability to work under pressure
 
What we offer:
 
  • A positive culture
  • Opportunity for career advancement both on road and in other areas.
  • To be part of an expanding company with a multifocal patient care focus
  • Plenty of work for those that want it
  • Amazing training opportunities to develop qualifications

If you are interested, please contact:

Michael Coursey

Phone: 022 602 4558

or Email michael.coursey@horizonambulance.org.nz

BLS PARAMEDICS
We invite applications from suitably qualified people with a current Authority to Practice, who would like to work on a permanent basis in our ambulances or at events.
 
We operate South Island wide and we are looking for individuals who can think on their feet, adapt, and improvise and click into the team with ease and work alongside all qualifications.
 
Skills & Experience Requirements:
 
  • BHSc Paramedicine (or equivalent level 7)
  • Current authority to practise or the evidence of ability to get one.
  • You must be able to prove operational and clinical performance to date
  • Excellent driving record
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a strong customer focus
  • The ability to work under pressure
 
What we offer:
 
  • A positive culture
  • Opportunity for career advancement both on road and in other areas.
  • To be part of an expanding company with a multifocal patient care focus
  • Plenty of work for those that want it
  • Amazing training opportunities to develop qualifications

If you are interested, please contact:

Michael Coursey

Phone: 022 602 4558

or Email michael.coursey@horizonambulance.org.nz

ILS PARAMEDICS
We invite applications from suitably qualified people with a current Authority to Practice, who would like to work on a permanent basis in our ambulances or at events.
 
We operate South Island wide and we are looking for individuals who can think on their feet, adapt, and improvise and click into the team with ease and work alongside all qualifications.
 
Skills & Experience Requirements:
 
  • BHSc Paramedicine (or equivalent, Degree Level 7 University)
  • Current authority to practise or the evidence of ability to get one.
  • You must be able to prove operational and clinical performance to date
  • Excellent driving record
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a strong customer focus
  • The ability to work under pressure
 
What we offer:
 
  • A positive culture
  • Opportunity for career advancement both on road and in other areas.
  • To be part of an expanding company with a multifocal patient care focus
  • Plenty of work for those that want it
  • Amazing training opportunities to develop qualifications

If you are interested, please contact:

Michael Coursey

Phone: 022 602 4558

or Email michael.coursey@horizonambulance.org.nz

INTENSIVE CARE PARAMEDICS
We invite applications from suitably qualified people with a current Authority to Practice, who would like to work on a permanent basis in our ambulances or at events.
 
We operate South Island wide and we are looking for individuals who can think on their feet, adapt, and improvise and click into the team with ease and work alongside all qualifications.
 
Skills & Experience Requirements:
 
  • Post Gradate Cert in Critical care Paramedicine
  • Post Gradate Diploma Health Science in Paramedicine (or equivalent, Level 8 – 9 University)
  • Current authority to practise or the evidence of ability to get one.
  • You must be able to prove operational and clinical performance to date
  • Excellent driving record
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a strong customer focus
  • The ability to work under pressure
 
What we offer:
 
  • A positive culture
  • Opportunity for career advancement both on road and in other areas.
  • To be part of an expanding company with a multifocal patient care focus
  • Plenty of work for those that want it
  • Amazing training opportunities to develop qualifications

If you are interested, please contact:

Michael Coursey

Phone: 022 602 4558

or Email michael.coursey@horizonambulance.org.nz

CASUAL INTENSIVE CARE PARAMEDICS

We invite applications from suitably qualified Intensive Care Paramedics with a current Authority to Practice, who would like to work on a casual basis in our patient transfer service or at events.

We operate South Island wide and we are looking for individuals who can think on their feet, adapt, and improvise and click into the team with ease and work alongside both paid and volunteer staff.

Skills & Experience Requirements:

  • Current authority to practice or the evidence of ability to get one.
  • You must be able to prove operational and clinical performance to date
  • Excellent driving record
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a strong customer focus
  • The ability to work under pressure

If you are interested, please contact:

Michael Coursey

Phone: 022 602 4558

or Email michael.coursey@horizonambulance.org.nz

CASUAL PARAMEDICS

We invite applications from suitably qualified Paramedics with a current Authority to Practice, who would like to work on a casual basis in our  patient transfer service or at events.

We operate South Island wide and we are looking for individuals who can think on their feet, adapt, and improvise and click into the team with ease and work alongside both paid and volunteer staff.

Skills & Experience Requirements:

  • Current authority to practise or the evidence of ability to get one.
  • You must be able to prove operational and clinical performance to date
  • Excellent driving record
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a strong customer focus
  • The ability to work under pressure

If you are interested, please contact:

Michael Coursey

Phone: 022 602 4558

or Email michael.coursey@horizonambulance.org.nz

CASUAL EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIANS

We invite applications from suitably qualified Emergency Medical Technicians with a current Authority to Practice, who would like to work on a casual basis in our patient transfer service or at events.

We operate South Island wide and we are looking for individuals who can think on their feet, adapt, and improvise and click into the team with ease and work alongside both paid and volunteer staff.

Skills & Experience Requirements:

  • Current authority to practise or the evidence of ability to get one.
  • You must be able to prove operational and clinical performance to date
  • Excellent driving record
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a strong customer focus
  • The ability to work under pressure

If you are interested, please contact:

Michael Coursey

Phone: 022 602 4558

or Email michael.coursey@horizonambulance.org.nz

CASUAL PREHOSPITAL EMERGENCY CARE OR FIRST RESPONDER STAFF

We are looking for caring, understanding dedicated shuttle drivers for our Patient Transfer Shuttle Fleet. There are currently rostered positions available.

To be considered for this exciting dynamic opportunity you will need to have the following:

  • Hold a First Responder or PHEC Qualification.
  • Hold a full drivers licence and a clean driving history (vehicle may be a manual shift gear)
  • Have a clean police record
  • Ability to commit to rostered shifts Monday to Sunday from approximately 0700 hrs to 1800 hrs depending on what shift you are allocated to.
  • Have excellent communication and problem solving skills.
  • Be supportive, empathetic and caring.
  • Be physically fit.
  • Have an appreciation of different cultures.

If you are interested, please contact:

Michael Coursey

Phone: 022 602 4558

or Email michael.coursey@horizonambulance.org.nz

Contact

Contact us today for an enquiry or booking.

Horizon Ambulance

Phone: 0508 467 496

Email: bookings@horizonambulance.org.nz

Contact us today

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