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.

Those who wish to contact Dr Shannon can do so in confidence by using the email address [email protected]

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:


  • 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

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

Swords Division

Welcome to the Swords division section of our website.

We are a very active division and our aim is to provide the best services in event medical cover and first aid courses.

All our dedicated volunteers train hard and give what they can back to the community and public.

To get in touch with us, email us at [email protected] or phone 0872559417 for our OIC. Find us on facebook: stjohnswords