Conscious of how nervous some of our first aid and fire warden course attendees might feel we set about changing the layout of our venue.
We now provide training where the attendee has their own pod, like going to school in September will be. In each pod you have your own mannequin to do bandaging and your own manikins for practicing CPR. These are cleaned by a team wearing PPE. After your manikin is cleaned, it is put into a 100% degradable bag which you open on the day of your course.
Each attendee receives a student pack which contains… Continue reading
Many thanks to the Rapid Innovation Unit in University Hospital Limerick for the donation of PPE to us in St John Ambulance. Our logistics teams from Dublin and Cork collected this vital equipment from our Limerick centre this week for distribution to all our divisions. This equipment is vital to protect our volunteers and patients during the current situation. Companies like this are providing incredible support to the frontline and their contribution is a vital part of the battle to fight this war.
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
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