Ireland

St John Ambulance Ireland news, courses, announcements that are relevant to all divisions

Community response programme scaling down

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

Working quietly behind the scenes in our communities

As we begin to emerge from COVID-19 restrictions, our volunteers across the country are continuing to work quietly behind the scenes.

Our Mayo Division members have teamed up with Trane TechnologiesThermo King Europe in Galway to distribute free 3D printed PPE to healthcare facilities across the region and local Community Policing teams to check in on vulnerable members of the community.

Our Cavan Division team have also been busy delivering medications and essential deliveries to their local communities. Huge thanks as always to our Community Response partners in Windsor Motors & Connacht Print and Signs for their support in… Continue reading

Important changes to OFA courses

Please see important changes to first aid courses from the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council

https://www.phecit.ie/PHECC/Education_and_careers/Education_and_Training_Standards/OFA_to_FAR_Update.aspx

Our condolences to the Irish Coast Guard

St John Ambulance Ireland expresses its condolences to our colleagues in the Coast Guard community on today’s accident off Mayo/Sligo and the tragic loss of life. We offer our sympathies and prayers at this time

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.