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Local Fine Gael TD, Gabrielle McFadden, has been informed by the Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney, that almost 120 life-saving missions have been carried out by the air ambulance helicopter since the launch of the service in the summer of 2012.
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.
The air ambulance service based in Custume Barracks, Athlone is to be extended until March, pending a decision on its long-term future.
More than 50 heart attack patients have been transferred by helicopter to Galway University Hospitals (GUH) in the past six months.
Minister for Health, James Reilly has agreed to allow the Emergency Aeromedical Support (EAS) air ambulance based in Custume Barracks to continue for three months while the 12 month pilot scheme is reviewed.
The community of Headford came together last night to take part in a special prayer service held in memory of Wiktoria Kubaczyk who after undergoing two liver transplants tragically passed away earlier this week.
Members of Mayo Mountain Rescue were recently honoured as guests of President Michael D Higgins and his wife at a garden party in Áras an Uachtaráin. The occasion was to acknowledge the hard work done by all the voluntary rescue services in Ireland.
About 1,600 miles as the crow flies. A young Galwegian found himself there in the stinking heat of July 1943. He would swap the Dyke Road for the Sunken Road, or the Sandy River for the Simeto River. For sure he would rather have been somewhere else, kicking ball in the Plots, up the Dyke Road, or swimming down at the Waterside, maybe even venturing to Cooper’s Cave... turning up in St Brendan’s with no homework done was a walk in the park compared to this.
An investigation is continuing into an incident on Tuesday in which the new Air Corps air ambulance was forced to perform an emergency landing near Borrisoleigh, Co Tipperary.
“Whatever you do, take your time and stay safe,” advised Colm Byrne, team leader of Mayo Mountain Rescue, when asked about giving advice to people climbing Croagh Patrick on Sunday next, Reek Sunday.