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University Hospital Galway spent €3.5 million hiring private ambulances since 2011

"A colossal waste of money" is how city councillor Máiréad Farrell has described Galway University Hospital's decision to spend €3.5 million in the past eight years on hiring private ambulances. She said the money should have been used instead to buy new ambulances for the Galway hospitals (University College and Merlin Park).

Ambulance staff told to by-pass Portiuncula Hospital under new protocol

Ambulance staff have been instructed to surpass the emergency department of Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe for trauma patients according to Fianna Fáil TD for Roscommon/Galway Eugene Murphy.

One third of Saturday night A&E patients have alcohol consumption recorded in notes

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A new study shows that 30 per cent of people attending Irish hospital Emergency Departments on Saturday nights had alcohol recorded in their notes.

Meeting will seek to improve ambulance times

Improved ambulance service times in Connemara and Galway city are the hoped for outcomes of a meeting, taking place today, between Galway TDs and senators with key National Ambulance Service staff.

Ambulance turnaround times are putting lives at risk

Fianna Fáil Deputy for Roscommon-Galway, Eugene Murphy, says that unless ambulance turnaround times improve lives will continue to be put at risk.

Ambulance turnaround times are putting lives at risk - Murphy

Fianna Fáil Deputy for Roscommon-Galway, Eugene Murphy, says that unless ambulance turnaround times improve lives will continue to be put at risk.

Concerned Connemara residents call for return of second ambulance

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The return of a second ambulance to Clifden and the deployment of an ambulance from Leenane Garda Barracks, which is not in use, are two solutions being put forward to rectify the "terribly inadequate" ambulance service in North West Connemara.

McGrath addresses question of full-time air ambulance service out of Custume Barracks

Minister of State at the Department of Health, Finian McGrath, told the Seanad this week that careful consideration needs to be given on whether a full-time air ambulance based out of Custume Barracks is the best use of limited resources.

Ambulance numbers must be increased to improve turnaround times — Chambers

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Fianna Fáil TD for Mayo Lisa Chambers says urgent investment is needed in the ambulance fleet in the western region to ensure that turnaround targets are being met. The latest data supplied to Fianna Fáil reveals that only 9.5 per cent of ambulance calls at Mayo University Hospital were cleared within the official 20 minute window.

Hospitals struggle to meet ambulance turnaround times - Murphy

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Fianna Fáil Deputy for Roscommon-Galway, Eugene Murphy, says Minister for Health Simon Harris must address missed ambulance targets.

 

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