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Michael Ring T.D., the Minister for Rural and Community Development, has announced funding of €82,300 for two first responder organisations in Mayo under the First Response Support Measure of CLÁR (Measure 3A).
Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, this week announced funding of €242,296.21 for 10 first responder organisations in Mayo under the First Response Support Measure of CLÁR (Measure 3).
A local paramedic is hoping to do a great service for his mother Maureen by appearing on her behalf on the National Lottery Winning Streak game show on RTE One this Saturday (March 3).
A community first responder scheme operates whereby the ambulance service upon receiving the 112/999 call, in addition to the usual ambulance/EMS personnel, simultaneously dispatches a rostered on call community based first responder.
Castlebar Community First Responders are currently recruiting and training members and hope to be available to be dispatched by ambulance control in mid 2016 on a 24/7 basis. If you would like to help by responding to medical emergencies in your community, or if you would just like to learn CPR and how to save a life, contact Castlebar CFRs by emailing [email protected]
The air ambulance service is vital for the west of Ireland, providing support for patients where ambulance times by road are longer, and it is now essential the service be made permanent.
Fifty new paramedics posts are to be provided in the west of Ireland, staffing ambulance stations at Tuam and Mulranny, and be included in regular rostering.
The HSE’s National Ambulance Service (NAS) has introduced three new intermediate care ambulances in Castlebar as part of its commitment to develop and improve response times to life threatening emergency calls in Mayo. The introduction of the intermediate care ambulance service is a central part of the improvement of response times for the ambulance service in the county.
HSE West ambulance crews are still a long way off meeting the response time of eight minutes to life-threatening emergency calls. In the first five months of 2013 only 28 per cent of emergency calls were responded to within the eight minute time frame as set out by the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) in 2011.