Isolation of North West a catalyst for new Children’s Ambulance service

The isolation felt by sick children in the North West was the catalyst for a new ambulance service to launch it’s first regional vehicle in Donegal.

The Bumbleance service transports sick and disabled children from their home to hospital appointments and check ups in Dublin and other parts of the country.

A new 171 Mercedes vehicle has been adapted to cater for the needs of children and will be based in Donegal Town.

It’s launch will also create two new jobs in the North West and founder of Bumbleance Tony Heffernan says the long term goal is to have the service available within one hour of any sick child.

He says the isolated nature of the North West made it the most deserving place for the first regional bumbleance.