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Concerned Connemara residents call for return of second ambulance

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The return of a second ambulance to Clifden and the deployment of an ambulance from Leenane Garda Barracks, which is not in use, are two solutions being put forward to rectify the "terribly inadequate" ambulance service in North West Connemara.

McGrath addresses question of full-time air ambulance service out of Custume Barracks

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.

Former city mayor lashes delay in Connemara ambulance cover - branding it ‘outrageous’

A former city mayor has launched a blistering attack on a level of ambulance cover in Connemara saying it was “outrageous” that a 60-year-old man with a life threatening illness had to wait by the side of the road for an ambulance for almost an hour.

Pennies saved for lives lost?

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Insider writes under the shadow of the tragedy of the Grenfell Tower fire in London, where, for £5,000 more in investment in better quality fireproof outer cladding, an as yet uncounted number of lost souls might have been saved.

Knowing your Eircode could save your life, says former city Mayor

A Galway city councillor has urged people to get to know their Eircode address stressing that it could some day save their lives or the life of a loved one.

Naughten confirms improvements to ambulance service in 2017

Local Independent Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed the Cabinet has approved an additional allocation of €1million for improvements in the National Ambulance Service in 2017, as part of the overall HSE Service Plan.

Elderly woman had to wait hours for ambulance to arrive

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A ‘traumatised’ 76-year-old man had to wait two-and-a-half hours for an ambulance to arrive to tend to his wife who had collapsed on the floor of their home just half a mile from University Hospital Galway.

HSE’s spending on private ambulances ‘utterly mind-boggling’, says TD

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The HSE spent almost €400,000 on private ambulance transport in Galway in the first six months of this year.

Paramedics take part in Galway mass shooting training exercise

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A broad range of frontline emergency services and voluntary groups took part in a training exercise recently based on the scenario of a mass shooting in a residential area.

Ambulance report highlights significant problems locally - Naughten

The long-awaited review of the National Ambulance Service highlights significant problems with ambulance response times in Roscommon, Galway, and Mayo, according to local Minister for Communications, Denis Naughten.

 

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