Michael McFarland Campbell

Community outreach in Fingal by Raheny volunteers

Our volunteers do much more than simply supplying first aid and ambulance cover at sports events. Over the last four weekends, volunteers from our unit in Raheny have been delivering first aid talks in Fingal Libraries as part of the Bealtaine 2022 Festival. Thank you to all the volunteers who took part in this outreach.

Thank you to all the volunteers who took part in this outreach in their community.

Photo credit: St John Ambulance Raheny.

Volunteers sign up to make a difference in national training and development plan

Continuous training and development of our volunteers’ skills is of the highest importance to all in St John Ambulance Ireland. On Saturday 12 February 2022, volunteers from across the organisation gathered in our training centre in Dublin 4 for a national training and development day led by our director of training and development, Pam Skerritt.

Each of those who attended today has signed up to make a difference by supporting the national training and development plan. This plan ensures that all in the organisation work together to improve the skills of their fellow volunteers in their units across the island.… Continue reading

Thank you to our volunteers who support public access AEDs

One of our volunteers, Jamie, checking the public access AED in Swords Main Street. Pic: SJAI Swords,

Public access AEDs (defibrillators) are important tools to assist everyone in the event of a cardiac emergency. Our volunteers in Swords supplied and continue to maintain a public access AED in Main Street, Swords since 2018.

It’s based outside the Fingal County Council building. If you call 999/112, you need an AED, and it is close by, the call taker will give you the code, which is also shown on the side of the box.

SJAI is very proud of all our volunteers… Continue reading

In the service of humanity: SJAI volunteers celebrate their work on St John’s Day

Every year on 24th June, St John’s Day, members of St John Ambulance Ireland remember the work that they and their colleagues do around the world as part of the St John Ambulance movement.

Life-saving techniques taught

Throughout the year, all of our instructors and administrators give much time to share the knowledge of pre-hospital care and safety both internally to our members and to the general public on external courses. Teaching people life-saving techniques is a major part of our work. Our volunteers and staff do this with enthusiasm.

Countless hours of service across the country

Our volunteers give… Continue reading

Mental health matters today and always

Today we celebrate World Mental Health Day with the goal of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health.

But more than a goal it is a hope. A hope that all our members, friends and families remember that they are not alone. This year has been particularly hard and some of us might be struggling, we all have our ups and downs and there is nothing wrong in asking for help. Limits have been pushed for all of us, yet we remain giving our best every day, challenges will remain,… Continue reading

Safety of health workers impacts the safety of patients: St John Ambulance supports World Patient Safety Day

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the huge challenges health workers are currently facing globally. Working in stressful environments exacerbates safety risks for health workers, including being infected and contributing to outbreaks in the health care facility, having limited access or adherence to personal protective equipment and other infection prevention and control measures, and inducing errors which can potentially harm patients and health workers. In many countries, health workers are facing increased risks of infections, violence, accidents, stigma, illness and death.

SJAI ensures that all who are trained by us in First Aid are shown how to work in the best… Continue reading