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# ambulance - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Ambulance breaks down with life support patient on board

The National Ambulance Service said another vehicle was at the scene within around ten minutes but a paramedic in the region said the fleet is old and putting people at risk.

# ambulance - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Crew and patient forced to flee after ambulance catches fire

The patient was being brought from Cavan General Hospital to Beaumont Hospital when the incident occurred between junctions 8 and 9 of the M3 near Navan at 1.20am.

# ambulance - Monday 16 June, 2014

Six-month-old Irish baby suffers “terrible injuries” in Qatar bedroom fire

It is believed an air conditioning unit was the cause of the blaze that left Elizabeth Soffe with serious injuries.

# ambulance - Friday 13 June, 2014

HSE buys three Harley-Davidson motorcycles for €66k

The motorbikes only do 5,200 kilometres per year and are used for rapid responses to accidents.

# ambulance - Friday 16 May, 2014

Man injured as stolen ambulance collides with a bus

Gardaí were in pursuit of the ambulance at the time and GSOC is investigating.

# ambulance - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Crew injured after ambulance crashes into wall

The injured staff members were taken to hospital.

# ambulance - Thursday 17 April, 2014

VIDEO: Shocking CCTV footage of rush-hour ambulance crash in Dublin city centre Heartstopping This post contains videos

VIDEO: Shocking CCTV footage of rush-hour ambulance crash in Dublin city centre

The video also shows there were near misses for a number of pedestrians at the crossroads at the time of the incident.

# ambulance - Friday 11 April, 2014

Two injured, as rush-hour crash between jeep and ambulance brings city centre to standstill

Both drivers were taken for treatment to St. James’s Hospital.

# ambulance - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Council stresses that Dublin Fire Brigade ambulance review has not been suspended

Instead, the results of the separate National Ambulance Service Review will be taken into account.

# ambulance - Monday 7 April, 2014

Dublin firefighters march against ambulance service being moved to HSE

A protest against the ambulance service being transferred from Dublin Fire Brigade to the HSE took place in Dublin this evening.

Firefighter: Dublin’s the second best place to have a heart attack – no thanks to the HSE

HSE plans to take back control of the service emerged last month but firefighers are concerned about a drop in the level of service if they hand over the reins.

# ambulance - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Man, 26, injured in Ballyfermot shooting

The condition of the man is unknown.

# ambulance - Friday 28 March, 2014

Ambulance service responds to damning Prime Time investigation

The NAS noted that the controversial OVR units were used over 600 times so far this year.

Firefighters and emergency workers ‘extremely concerned’ about Ireland’s ambulance service

RTÉ’s Prime Time programme documented a litany of failures of shortcomings in the National Ambulance Service.

Missed last night’s Prime Time investigation into ambulance delays? Here’s what we learned….

‘Rapid Response Vehicles’ — which cost the taxpayer over €100,000 each — are effectively being used by managers as ‘company cars’…

Poll: Do you have confidence in the National Ambulance Service? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you have confidence in the National Ambulance Service?

A Prime Time investigation raised concerns about the service, but its director Martin Dunne said the care they deliver is ‘second to none’.

# ambulance - Friday 21 March, 2014

Ambulance broke down on the way to take a baby to hospital

A second ambulance sent to transport the baby is also believed to have developed mechanical problems before eventually reaching Dublin from Cork.

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# ambulance - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

Concern that ambulance review outcome “has already been decided”

SIPTU has called for an independent review of the situation after it emerged that there were plans to remove the ambulance service from Dublin Fire Brigade.

# ambulance - Saturday 15 March, 2014

Ambulance cover ‘needs to treble’ to boost response times

Deputy Denis Naughten said that the Republic of Ireland has a third of the amount of ambulances that Northern Ireland has.

# ambulance - Thursday 27 February, 2014

Cost, quality and scale of ambulance services in Dublin to be reviewed

The service is currently provided by both the Dublin Fire Brigade and the HSE’s National Ambulance service.

# ambulance - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

From Business ETC New cars from October 2015 will call ambulance for you after crash Emergency

New cars from October 2015 will call ambulance for you after crash

Draft legislation for a new initiative was approved by the European Parliament today.

# ambulance - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Firefighter dies suddenly after putting out car fire in Armagh

The deceased was based out of Lurgan Fire Station.

# ambulance - Monday 10 February, 2014

‘Serious concerns’ about risks for HSE paramedics sent to incidents alone

Figures provided to TheJournal.ie show there were almost 3,500 instances of this in a six month period.

# ambulance - Sunday 12 January, 2014

SIPTU calls for ambulance resources to be reviewed

With HIQA set to audit the Ambulance Service, the trade union wants to ensure that resourcing is taken into account.

# ambulance - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Targets for ambulance response times ‘impossible’ to meet

Cutbacks in the number of personnel and vehicles have caused ‘serious delays’, according to the The National Ambulance Service Representative Association

# ambulance - Saturday 28 December, 2013

Road accident blocks two lanes of M50 northbound

The accident happened between Junction 12 and 13 of the motorway.

# ambulance - Thursday 19 December, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Everybody’s talking about goings-on at St Vincent’s Hospital, Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan, and the IMF on the bondholders…

Midleton ambulance call ‘did not follow procedure’ in the lead-up to 2-year-old’s death

The death of two-year-old Vakaris Martinaitis was ruled an accidental death, but the National Ambulance Service has found problems with how the 999 call was dealt with.

# ambulance - Saturday 30 November, 2013

‘Dozens’ wounded as Ukraine police break up rally

The protestors gathered in Kiev to call for the president’s ouster after he failed on an EU deal.

# ambulance - Saturday 16 November, 2013

Extra ambulance and staff added to Newcastle Hospital after closure of St Columcille’s A&E

Newcastle Hospital in Wicklow has had extra staff and an ambulance added following the closure of the emergency unit in Loughlinstown.

# ambulance - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Dublin bus involved in a crash at College Green in Dublin

Two people were removed from the scene and taken to hospital.

# ambulance - Sunday 20 October, 2013

Dublin Fire Brigade vehicle was on 20-minute delay to respond to emergency calls

A ‘ladder engine’ based in Tara Street was kept on alert while it was being serviced, meaning it couldn’t respond to call-outs immediately.

# ambulance - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

RNLI brings 15-year-old needing ‘urgent medical attention’ to mainland Cork

The RNLI crew delivered the teen into the care of the ambulance service and he was then transported to hospital.

# ambulance - Saturday 21 September, 2013

Here’s what happened today: Saturday

Everyone’s been talking about the death of a runner in the Phoenix Park, an ambulance that ran out of diesel and a child beauty pageant in Monaghan.

Transplant Association: ‘We need to ensure ambulance breakdown doesn’t happen again’

The Irish Heart and Transplant Association has said that the HSE needs to investigate fully the incident where an ambulance ran out of fuel while carrying transplant patient.

# ambulance - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

Man confirmed dead after rescue operation in Avoca River

A second person managed to get out of the water and raised the alarm.

# ambulance - Sunday 8 September, 2013

HSE has ‘no plans’ to provide ambulance staff with stab vests

However the National Ambulance Service has been identified as an end-user in a trial for a new generation of body armour.

# ambulance - Saturday 7 September, 2013

BUMBLEance: The ambulance specially made for critically-ill kids Bee For Battens This post contains images

BUMBLEance: The ambulance specially made for critically-ill kids

The concept comes from the parents behind Bee for Battens.

# ambulance - Saturday 10 August, 2013

Viagra, leprosy and kids who hate school: The week in numbers

Plus: How many hoax calls are made to the HSE ambulance service every day?

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