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 possible safe way. The safety of all of our learners – members or the public – is paramount. Safety of first aiders and health workers improves the safety of patients assisted by SJAI members or those we have trained.

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St John Ambulance Ireland
29 Upper Leeson Street
Dublin 4
D04 PX94
Ireland

tel: (0)1 668 8077

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We receive no State funding. We are entirely dependent on contributions from the public and donations made to the Organisation for services rendered by our volunteer members.

All donations, however small, are therefore greatly appreciated.

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We are always looking for bright and enthusiastic people who enjoy team work and want to learn new skills.

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.