Today, we published our Annual Report and Accounts for
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
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
- • In London alone, our teams of Community First Responders were
called out 5,762 times, including for over 1,700 category one
- • 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
‘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