A Galway Senator has expressed concern about a delay in an ambulance being deployed, which put the life of a Connemara toddler at risk last week.

An ambulance was called last Friday for a 2-year old child in the Carraroe area who was having difficulty breathing.

When the ambulance was delayed, the family decided to being the child in a car to Galway and meet the ambulance on its way.

However, they were in Rahoon – just minutes from the hospital – when they met the ambulance.

The child had to be resuscitated at least twice on the way to hospital and is lucky to be alive, according to Connemara-based Senator Trevor O’Clochartaigh.

He’s calling on the Minister for Health Simon Harris and the National Ambulance Service to investigate the circumstances of this case


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