Midwest News understands that a woman was left waiting for three hours for an ambulance after being injured when she fell off a bicycle in the Glenamoy area of north Mayo yesterday.

The woman is believed to have suffered an injury after coming off her bike yesterday afternoon. When the call was made for an ambulance, if it understood the available ambulance was in Clifden at the time.

A GP is understood to have assessed the woman at the scene and said she was fit to be moved, at which point she is understood to have been brought to the Garda Station to wait for the ambulance.

Local Sinn Fein Senator Rose Conway-Walsh says while yesterday’s situation was shocking, it is not surprising to people in Erris.

She says that situations like this have occurred before and it is something that will have to be dealt with in some way or another.

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