Ambulance response times “not realistic” – Report

first_img Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North By admin – May 9, 2016 Homepage BannerNews Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Google+ Ambulance response times “not realistic” – Report Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th The National Ambulance Service needs 750 extra staff to enable it to meet official emergency response times.A report by the HSE claims an additional 250 ambulances are also needed.But it says the Irish system is “too rural” to be compared to performance in countries like England.David Hall, the CEO of Lifeline Ambulance says the report shows that lives are being put at risk due to the inadequacies of the systemDonegal Councillor Martin Mc Dermott has suggested the Fire Service could, in certain instances, become first responders.That was also advocated at a conference in Dublin last week.Cllr mc Dermott says the most important thing now is that the various agencies talk to each other…….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/martinweb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img Google+ Facebook Previous articleKelly delighted with win in Carlow Stages RallyNext articleSIPO sitting underway on Senator O’Domhnaill’s alleged duplication of expenses admin WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img