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A Sligo/Leitrim TD says a patient that had to be treated on the floor of an ambulance recently highlights the understaffing and under resourcing of the ambulance service. Fianna Fail Deputy Marc MacSharry is to raise the issue with Minister of Health, Stephen Donnelly in the Dail. He says the…

Gardai attached to the Donegal Town Roads Policing Unit and from Killybegs Garda Station assisted in a rescue operation yesterday at Slieve League.   The operation also involved the ambulance service and Killybegs Coast Guard.   A woman in need of emergency medical attention was taken to Sligo University Hospital…

A Donegal TD says that the ambulance service in the county is in crisis. Independent TD Thomas Pringle says there are just two ambulances serving the south of the county. However, he says these are often caught up for hours if they bring a patient to the hospital in Letterkenny.…

There are fears that ambulance services in the North West could be hit by an industrial dispute next Monday. It’s as a result of a row between SIPTU members in the ambulance sector and the National Ambulance Service over implementation of a number of measures, including rostering. A work stoppage…

A Sligo/Leitrim TD says more ambulances on the road is the only way to fix problems with the service. Sinn Fein deputy Martin Kenny says there is a crisis across rural Ireland because a management process put in place means ambulances are travelling the country rather than being stationed in…