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It seems that there are still major issues surrounding the running of ambulance services in the North West.   Over the past month ambulances based in Donegal were deployed to areas as far away as Belmullet in county Mayo. and Tipperary.   There are also reports of a patient being…

A Sligo councillor has been told that parking bays for ambulances at a new Primary Health Care Centre in the south of the county cannot be used by ambulance crews because of lack of resources at present. At this week’s Regional Health Forum West meeting in Galway, Fine Gael Councillor…

A Donegal TD has accused the HSE of being extremely irresponsible and placing patients at serious risk in the way it handled the recent National Ambulance strike. Independent TD Thomas Pringle says the HSE did not inform its call centre staff or management about the action or the possibility of…

The Psychiatric Nurses’ Association says the impact of a strike by 500 ambulance-workers today will be severe. They’re due to walk off the job across the north west for 24 hours from 2pm as part of an ongoing row over union-recognition. It’ll be the second time they’ve staged industrial action…

New figures show it took an ambulance 44 minutes to arrive at a life-threatening emergency in Leitrim. The information shows that response-time targets aren’t being met in up to 50 percent of such cases across the country. On two occasions it took an ambulance over an hour to arrive at…