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The mismanagement of the ambulance service in Athlone needs urgent rectification, according to local Fine Gael Councillor, John Dolan.
The fact that the new air ambulance service based in County Cork has already responded to 45 emergencies in its first thirty days of operation clearly justifies the need for the establishment of the service to take pressure off the air ambulance based in Athlone, according to Denis Naughten TD.
Confirmation that a second air ambulance, based in County Cork, has become operational will allow Athlone service respond to more local emergencies, according to Deputy Denis Naughten.
How can we speak coherently about Galway's health services at a time where our media's daily diet is composed of negative stories concerning Government failure to properly ensure medical care for its own citizens?
Anyone at any time can come upon someone having a heart attack or choking. Wouldn’t it be great if you could help someone survive such a life threatening situation? CPR and AED (automated external defibrillator) are indispensable and essential life skills. CPR, and using an AED, can be critical elements in the chain of survival when someone has a heart attack. The AED (or defibrillator as it is more commonly known) shocks the heart back into a normal rhythm.
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.
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.
New figures have revealed that the overwhelming majority of hospitals are continuing to miss the 20-minute turnaround time for ambulance callouts at emergency departments, with Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe and University Hospital Galway among some of the worst turnaround rates in the country.
“Urgent clarification” is needed from both the Minister for Health Simon Harris and the Health Service Executive West regarding the status of the plan for the providing “safe and appropriate accommodation” for the ambulance service at Merlin Park.
The Mayo branch of Irish Community Rapid Response (ICRR) has announced that quarter two of this year has been quite a busy period for its volunteer doctor. In the second quarter of 2016 Mayo ICRR has responded to a total of 37 calls for assistance from the HSE National Ambulance Service. This included five road traffic accidents, six cardiac arrests, and two sick children as well as other critically ill and injured patients.