“A man was lying on the cold footpath with the crowd just standing around looking at him. I asked: has anyone sent for a doctor – yes they had. Has anyone sent for an ambulance – no, they couldn’t get one from the hospital. This really set the idea of a free ambulance service going in my mind.”
Charles Norwood, city mayor and philanthropist. The year was 1927.
This vision was a gift that has held through the years and makes Wellington Free Ambulance 100% unique.