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More staff urgently needed for National Ambulance Service

Aug 15, 2022 18:08 By Shannonside News
More staff urgently needed for National Ambulance Service More staff urgently needed for National Ambulance Service
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The last year has seen severe delays facing ambulances when attending an emergency

A HSE report warns of the urgent need to recruit more staff to the National Ambulance Service.

The report indicates a target to respond within 19 minutes to life-threatening cases, would be met less than 40 per cent of the time by 2027.

This man says his 88 year old mother was waiting for an ambulance for a total of 15 hours in Cork, after suffering a fall.

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After waiting 9 hours, he called a local doctor who attended to her.

The doctor put in another call for an ambulance, and it arrived 6 hours later:

The local doctor on call services is called south doc.

We called them and they sent a GP up and she requested am ambulance.

The ambulance still didn't arrive for another six hours.

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