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A major emergency planning exercise is getting underway at Sligo University Hospital today.   It’s a joint exercise between the hospital and the National Ambulance Service which is designed to test the HSE’s response to a major emergency. The operation will take place between 8am and 12 noon today and…

A 54 year old woman was rescued from the Knocknarea Mountain in Sligo yesterday after she sustained a serious lower leg injury.   The Sligo Leitrim Mountain Rescue Team were tasked to the summit of the mountain by the National Ambulance Service to attend to the injured woman.   The…

The demand for the National Ambulance Service has increased by 30% and is now above pre-pandemic levels.   The HSE will tell an Oireachtas committee today staff have been put under ‘immense’ pressure.   SIPTU will say burnout and fatigue have risen sharply among staff – and will partly blame…

Clubs, organisations and individuals are invited to attend an information session on cardiac arrest this (Thursday) evening in The Castledargan Hotel at 8pm. Those attending will be shown what to do in cases of cardiac emergencies. The event will be hosted by Ballygawley Sooey Defibrillator Working Group, which recently coordinated…