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The issue of delivering healthcare fairly, using a human rights framework, will be discussed at NUI Galway on 6 February. The public event is part of the President’s Ethics Initiative and President Michael D. Higgins will open the event.
The Knocknacarra Community Defibrillator Group launched the new community defibrillator for the Knocknacarra area on Monday.
Fianna Fail candidate for the Tuam area, Nora Fahy, has highlighted the growing crisis in the ambulance service in the region after a young east Galway mother was left waiting up to 45 minutes for an ambulance when her daughter had a seizure.
Mayo Deputy Dara Calleary has expressed his shock and disappointment at the HSE’s failure to recognise the severe ambulance shortage in Mayo. Deputy Calleary questioned HSE management at length at the Oireachtas Health Committee this week about the major gaps in resources for emergency services in Mayo. He outlined a number of cases where patients in need of emergency medical care were waiting far too long for an ambulance to reach them.
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.
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 Custume Barracks-based air ambulance has completed 100 missions since the service began in June. That is according to local TD Denis Naughten who said that the frequency of call-outs clearly highlights the importance of this service to communities throughout the Midlands and west; it again highlights the need for the establishment of a national helicopter emergency service which could transport patients directly from the scene of an accident to a major trauma centre.
A new air ambulance base is to be located at Custume Barracks, Athlone.
A campaign to encourage people to store their next of kin’s contact details in their mobile phone has been launched by the Western Region Drugs Task Force in association with An Garda Síochána, the fire service, and the ambulance services.
The HSE has been accused of operating in a “cloak of secrecy” this week akin to what happened during the Cold War. Fianna Fáil TD Dara Calleary said elected representatives were finding it extremely difficult to get information from the service and pointed out that although the board of the HSE were all sacked in April, the situation was getting worse.