The Order of Malta Ambulance Corps provide provide first aid and emergency medical ambulance services to an extensive array of organisations, events and festivals throughout the island of Ireland. Our services include the provision of qualified personnel, Ambulances, Off-Road Vehicles and Mobile Accident and Emergency Suites
Our depth of experience in the field of emergency community care allows us to deliver training in first-aid and health & safety that is informed, current and presented in a professional manner. Our mission is to provide our clients with health and safety training solutions that will help create safer environments in which to work, play and live.
Our volunteers co-ordinate and manage a range of community care services including day care centres, community care centres, centres for the elderly and supporting welfare clinics for the homeless. We also provide essential respite for disabled young people at our facilities in the Share Holiday village
A recognised National Youth organisation and member of the National Youth Council of Ireland, Order of Malta Cadets is for those aged between 10 and 16 years. Our Cadet members are actively involved in their community, are fully trained in basic life saving skills and receive personal development opportunities
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WHAT IS THE ORDER OF MALTA?
The Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta, commonly called The Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SMOM), or simply the Order of Malta, or the Hospitallers, is the oldest order of chivalry in the world. Over the past 900 years, since its foundation in Jerusalem in 1099, it has provided constant service in the alleviation of suffering among the poor and the sick throughout the world.
The Order is recognised in international law as a sovereign entity. It maintains diplomatic relations with 107 states, and it has permanent observer status in the United Nations. This recognition supports and protects the Order in maintaining its humanitarian missions throughout the world, particularly in areas of extreme conflict.
Local Associations of the Order, in many countries including Ireland, not only support the international humanitarian missions but also provide local emergency medical services and training, and support to the vulnerable in society. The volunteer members of the Order’s Ambulance Corps, who are trained in first aid and in providing emergency medical services, provide invaluable assistance to the Order’s mission in Ireland.