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Inauguration of St John Hong Kong

On 1st March 2015, St John Hong Kong became a Priory with the ceremony taking place in St John’s Cathedral, Hong Kong with the Lord Prior, The Honourable Dr Neil Conn AO presiding at the inauguration of the eleventh Priory of the Order.

St John Hong Kong has provided first aid and health care services including ambulance services, home nursing care, youth assistance and dental care to those in need for over 130 years

In attendance were representatives from other St John Priories and Associations around the world, many uniformed members of St John Ambulance Hong Kong as well as… Continue reading

Saving new mothers and newborn babies from complications

In sub-Saharan Africa, many new mothers and newborn babies die every year from complications in pregnancy and childbirth which could so easily have been avoided.

Help us by supporting the St John’s Mother and Baby Programme to train more local volunteers within the community to help mothers and newborn babies.

For more information, visit: http://www.stjohninternational.org/saving-the-lives-of-mothers-and-babies

Interested in making a donation, visit: www.justgiving.com/orderofstjohn

St John Ambulance Intensive Care Paramedic saves lives of fellow marathon runners

New Zealander Barry Eunson had just completed half of the marathon course (approx. 13 miles) when a young man collapsed in front of him. Initially, thinking the man had tripped, Eunson carried on. But his first aid training and experience made him turn around to check.

“I thought, ‘hang on, he didn’t trip, he collapsed’ and looking back saw that the collapsed runner was having a seizure. No-one else had stopped so I went back.”

Thankfully he did, as with a full crowd of 15,000 runners, St John Ambulance Ireland took some time to reach them. On arrival Eunson then… Continue reading

Mr Allan Smith, New CEO for St John Canada

In March 2015, St John Ambulance Canada announced the appointment of Allan Smith as CEO. Mr Smith having previously served as President/CEO and Board Director of Saxon Financial; and as a senior executive MD Management, a subsidiary of the Canadian Medical Association brings an extensive amount of experience with over 30 years of relevant leadership and management to his new role, this was echoed by Robert White, St John Ambulance Chancellor who welcomed Allan’s “experience and leadership to the St. John Ambulance family,”

“In his new role as chief executive he will be responsible for developing the first aid training… Continue reading

St John member saves uncle’s life

“Being a member of St John Ambulance means learning new skills which could leave a lasting impact on someone’s life.”

These are Darragh Lawlor’s words; the Pavilions Shopping Centre employee who recently saved his uncle’s life. Darragh, 24, volunteers with St John Ambulance Swords as well as working in the shopping centre as a security guard and first aider.

Two weeks ago, Darragh was called to assist a man in a shop on the main street in Swords. Darragh’s colleague witnessed a customer collapse and go into cardiac arrest. CPR was started immediately.

His training meant that Darragh knew how… Continue reading

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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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