Setting a course for the future of St John

We reflect on another successful year as we prepare to unveil our bold new plans for the next three years.

In 2018, we set on a course for future success and started work to develop a strategy that aims to grow our income and significantly increase our impact. Our team of 14,000 adult volunteers treated more than 100,000 patients at almost 22,000 events. Meanwhile, we trained almost 400,000 people in life saving skills.

Some of our biggest achievements in 2018 were:

  • Treating 104,000 people at over 21,589 events, from village fetes to Premiership football, from motocross and horse racing to music festivals. 
  • In London alone, our teams of Community First Responders were called out 5,762 times, including for over 1,700 category one emergencies. 
  • In partnership with Morrisons, the defibrillators we installed in their stores have so far saved 21 lives. 
  • We trained 269,000 people in the workplace, predominantly in physical first aid. 
  • We trained 113,000 children and young people in schools.  

‘St John Ambulance is constantly striving to develop and respond to the changing needs of society so that we can better support communities and our people. All our work is underpinned by a specific set of values in humanity, accountability, and responsiveness. These values run through everything we do. 

Our work in 2018 has enabled us to develop the foundations for St John’s new strategy and creates the next chapter in our story. We will continue to build on the great work that we are already known for, taking the time to care, and discovering new and better ways to preserve and protect life.’

- Martin Houghton-Brown, Chief Executive

Cadet trainee first aider helping patient

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