Conscious of how nervous some of our first aid and fire warden course attendees might feel we set about changing the layout of our venue.
We now provide training where the attendee has their own pod, like going to school in September will be. In each pod you have your own mannequin to do bandaging and your own manikins for practicing CPR. These are cleaned by a team wearing PPE. After your manikin is cleaned, it is put into a 100% degradable bag which you open on the day of your course.
Each attendee receives a student pack which contains… Continue reading
St John Ambulance Ireland joins with the wider St John International family in celebrating St John Day each year on 24 June.
As we celebrate St John Day we look at who we are today. We are a family, with all the diversity and differences of any family. We have volunteers from all ages, cultures, nationalities, and genders. We have the rebellious teens, the eccentric uncles, the strict parents. We have volunteers from all areas of society from hospital consultants to young people in primary school. What we all have in common is the desire, willingness and training to give… Continue reading
Happy Father’s Day to all our St John Fathers who give so much of their time, to the fathers who stay home so their partners can volunteer, to the fathers of our cadets who support, encourage and taxi our cadets around. You’re all part of the St John Ambulance family and we hope you all have a great day.
Many thanks to the Rapid Innovation Unit in University Hospital Limerick for the donation of PPE to us in St John Ambulance. Our logistics teams from Dublin and Cork collected this vital equipment from our Limerick centre this week for distribution to all our divisions. This equipment is vital to protect our volunteers and patients during the current situation. Companies like this are providing incredible support to the frontline and their contribution is a vital part of the battle to fight this war.
As the movement restrictions are being stepped down we are scaling down our Community Response Programme as a lot of its work is no longer required. This programme was started in April when people were cocooned with no access to essential services or no facility to arrange collection of essential items.
With the invaluable support of Windsor Motors who supplied a fleet of Nissan Qashqai’s to work alongside our own vehicles, and the generosity of Connacht Print and Signs who supplied the livery our volunteers have delivered shopping, medication, hot meals and PPE to homes, care facilities and hospitals all… Continue reading