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Thirty six per cent of emergency calls for cardiac arrests and other life threatening conditions are reached by ambulance crews within eight minutes in the HSE West area according to Paudie O’Riordan, area operations manager west, National Ambulance Service.
An ambulance in Galway is doubling up as a mobile billboard as part of an initiative aimed at reducing stroke deaths.
A Co Galway paramedic is spearheading a drive to train people as community “first responders” in a bid to save lives in his local area.
As part of the Act FAST campaign - which aims to raise public alertness of stroke symptoms - an emergency ambulance in Galway will be doubling up as a mobile billboard. In addition to the regular functions of the vehicle, selected ambulances in Galway, Donegal, Roscommon, and Limerick will be used to display and promote the Irish Heart Foundation’s Act FAST campaign on a billboard attached to it.
Coroner for south Mayo John O’Dwyer commented this week that patients in Mayo who have a heart attack may not have the best opportunity for survival given the short time frame they have to get to the cardiac unit at University Hospital Galway.
A woman injured in a farm accident in Co Roscommon was the first person to be treated by the emergency air ambulance service which began operations on Monday.
A decision to move some non-critical functions from University Hospital Galway to other hospitals in the region this month will free up beds in wards at the city hospital and help reduce waiting times and overcrowding at its emergency department.
Almost 50 local emergency service staff took part in a major emergency exercise organised by the national ambulance service in Ballinasloe recently.
A decision by the National Ambulance Service to stop the provision of patient transport to dialysis and cancer patients within the western area has been over-ruled by the Minister for Health Dr James Reilly. The HSE has been accused of “acting in an independent way” and without Dr Reilly’s consent on this matter and there is now a question mark over how the service dealt with the situation.