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Seven new NUI Galway projects to respond to the COVID-19 emergency were announced by Minister for Business, Enterprise, and Innovation, Heather Humphreys, TD yesterday (Wednesday) evening.
Despite the "immense challenge of Covid 19", concern has been expressed in Galway that commitments to recruit frontline community healthcare staff would not be met this year.
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.
“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.
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.
Deputy Denis Naughten has demanded that ambulance service management not “throw in the towel on rural Ireland on foot of a flawed ambulance capacity review”.
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.
More than 50 heart attack patients have been transferred by helicopter to Galway University Hospitals (GUH) in the past six months.
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.