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It has been quite a busy year for the Mayo ICRR volunteer doctor, Dr James Horan, with a number of significant call-outs.
The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, last Friday launched a new rapid response vehicle for the Irish Community Rapid Response (ICRR). The Mayo ICRR rapid response vehicle, which has been donated by Renault Ireland, will enable local GPs to respond swiftly to medical emergencies. At the lanch event, ICRR volunteer GPs based in Mayo also received their defibrillators and emergency bags which have been funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development.
Irish Community Rapid Response (ICRR) has announced the launch of a new rapid response vehicle for Mayo which will take place today, Friday, at 2.30pm in the Westport Plaza Hotel. The launch will be carried out by Minister Michael Ring.
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.
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]