St John Ambulance Returns to the West

After a break of 20 years, St John Ambulance has returned to the West of Ireland. An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, attended the official launch of the Mayo Division of St John Ambulance on Saturday 4th February. 

Led by Michael Corrigan, the new division in Mayo has a well trained and enthusiastic membership and has already become an important service in the local community and surrounding counties.

 

St John Ambulance Commissioner John Hughes officially launched the new division at a ceremony held in the Breaffy House Hotel, Castlebar. The event was attended by a… Continue reading

Requiescat in Pace – Prof. Arthur Tanner

St John Ambulance Ireland expresses the sympathies of members, past and present, to Ann and the Tanner family on the death of Arthur, whose funeral took place this morning.

Prof. Tanner worked alongside St John Ambulance Ireland in Donnybrook Stadium and, later, the RDS, in his role as Leinster Rugby’s team doctor.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Quick thinking saves man’s life

Well done to Cork City Division member Ciara O’Callaghan who assisted an elderly gentleman on Christmas Eve while at work in Cork City Centre.

Ciara O’Callaghan, a member of the division for the last three years, drew on her CPR and defibrillator training when a member of the public came in to see if anyone knew CPR.

Having realised that the gentleman’s heart had stopped Ciara began CPR and deployed a nearby public automated external defibrillator (AED), delivering two shocks before the arrival of the ambulance service.  The gentleman is now recovering well in hospital.

CPR is a skill… Continue reading

First Aid Course begins in Glanmire 20th February 2017

Glanmire Division is pleased to announce that an adult community first aid course will begin on 20th February 2017, running for 7 weeks on Monday evenings from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

The course will be held in St John Glanmire’s premises at Glanmire Industrial Estate, Sallybrook.

 

 

Topics covered include;

  • Managing Incidents 
  • Resuscitation/CPR including AED 
  • Poisoning
  • Patient Examination
  • Fractures 
  • Miscellaneous Injuries
  • Priorities of First Aid 
  • Control of Bleeding
  • Communications
  • Unconsciousness
  • Wounds & Dressings
  • Heart Attacks
  • Strokes
  • Burns & Scalds 

The cost of this course is €100.

To book a place, email glanmire@stjohn.ie with your… Continue reading

A Christmas Message from the Commissioner

St John Ambulance Ireland wishes to extend warmest Christmas and New Year Greetings to all who had contact with us, in any way, in 2016.

 

Our wish is that you have a Happy and Peaceful time and that, if you lost a loved one this year, you find solace in remembering them fondly during this season of celebration.

 

We look forward to continuing to serve our communities in 2017 in the traditions of our ancient mottoes – Pro Fide et Pro Utilitate Hominum.

 

John Hughes

Commissioner

December 2016

Divisional Inspection 2016

Glasnevin Division recently had their annual divisional inspection. This year Assistant Commissioner Patrick Dockery, along with District Officer Seamus Power attended to review the members’ skills and training.

On the night Mr Power, advanced paramedic, observed the members applying a cervical collar, securing a “patient” to a spinal board. Along with the members haemorrhage control skills.

CPR and AED, as well as splinting of limb injuries were demonstrated for Mr Dockery.

Thank you to both Mr Dockery, and Mr Power for attending on the evening.

Divisional Photo

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St.John Ambulance is made up of volunteers from every walk in life, from those professionally involved with pre-hospital care to people who had no previous experience of first aid prior to joining the organisation.

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