ambulance base

  • A Mayo TD is calling on the Health Minister Simon Harris to provide an ambulance base in the Ballinrobe area.

    Fianna Fail Deputy Lisa Chambers says the South Mayo area was promised an ambulance base by the last Government, but people in the region are still waiting for that to be delivered.

    With the nearest ambulance base currently in Castlebar, Deputy Chambers says the target response time of less than 8 minutes for an ambulance crew to respond to a life-threatening incident just isn't possible....

  • The HSE is proposing to extend the service at the Loughglynn ambulance base in Co Roscommon to a 24 hour per day, 7 days per week service.

    At present, ambulances crews are deployed to the Loughglynn base for possibly a few hours per day, but it’s now proposed to extend it to a round-the-clock service, as the ambulance base covers a wide area of West Roscommon and East Mayo.

    The issue was discussed yesterday at the HSE Regional Forum meeting in Galway, where councillors were informed that discussions are already underway, and it's hoped to extend the service within the next 6 months.

    Loughlynn-based FG Councillor Micheal Creaton says it’s a welcome development as the ambulance base at present is only manned on a part-time basis.