New children’s ambulance will be based in Donegal Town

A children’s ambulance service which is the first of it’s kind in the world is extending it’s service into the North West.

The Bumbleance service caters for sick children who need to travel to and from hospital appointments in Dublin from the most rural parts of the country.

A new 171 Mercedes vehicle will be permanently based at Donegal Town and has been adapted to be able to cater for the needs of both disabled and seriously ill kids.

It’s the first regionally based vehicle which will supplement the charity’s existing national service fleet of four ambulances.

The service was set up by Tony Heffernan from Dingle in Co. Kerry after his two children Saoirse and Liam passed away in the last five years.

Speaking to Ocean FM he says there is a definite need for the service in the North West.