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

Review of Past Complaints of Abuse — St John Ambulance Ireland

At the request of the Board of St John Ambulance, Dr Geoffrey Shannon will be conducting an independent review of past complaints of abuse in St John Ambulance.

To this end, Dr Shannon has created an independent website and confidential communication system which can be accessed below.

www.stjohnambulancereview.ie

Those who wish to contact Dr Shannon can do so in confidence by using the email address g.shannon@stjohnambulancereview.ie

Terms of Reference for Review of Handling of Past Complaints of Abuse St John Ambulance Ireland

Terms of Reference (ToR)

St John Ambulance Ireland (SJAI) is aware of a number of complaints of sexual abuse of members under the age of 18 years relating to one former volunteer member who ceased volunteering with SJAI circa 2000/1.  The Board of St John Ambulance Ireland has commissioned an independent review to undertake a review of the adequacy and effectiveness of:

PART 1

  • the manner in which the aforesaid complaints in relation to sexual abuse made to the SJAI were dealt with when first madetaking into account government guidance and SJAI policies on child protection available at that… 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

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