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#Ambulance

# ambulance - Last month November 2022

Ambulance carrying critically ill patient forced to wait at toll plaza
# Paramedics
# Paramedics

Ambulance carrying critically ill patient forced to wait at toll plaza

Nov 14th 2022, 6:30 AM 54,097 Views 41 Comments

A paramedic described a recent event as “terrifying”.

# ambulance - This year 2022

Number of paramedics should 'at least' double to reduce burnout among staff
# Ambulance Service
# Ambulance Service

Number of paramedics should 'at least' double to reduce burnout among staff

Jun 21st 2022, 12:05 AM 10,226 Views 22 Comments
  • Representatives say staff numbers should at least double to tackle the current issues facing ambulance workers.
  • Dozens have left the sector in recent times for a number of reasons, including burnout.
'A broken heart, a bad dream about a dog': Ambulance service suffers from non-urgent callouts
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

'A broken heart, a bad dream about a dog': Ambulance service suffers from non-urgent callouts

Feb 24th 2022, 12:05 AM 48,939 Views 41 Comments

The HSE has repeatedly urged people not to call for an ambulance unless in the case of an emergency.

# ambulance - Last year 2021

'Level 3 declared': HSE to draft in private companies to fill ambulance demand
# Demand
# Demand

'Level 3 declared': HSE to draft in private companies to fill ambulance demand

Dec 30th 2021, 5:32 PM 140,485 Views 142 Comments

The HSE has confirmed it’s gone to Level 3 in the ambulance service’s capacity action plan.

Paramedics told to bypass Wexford Hospital after it was overrun by unprecedented patient numbers
# Wexford
# Wexford

Paramedics told to bypass Wexford Hospital after it was overrun by unprecedented patient numbers

Dec 29th 2021, 5:32 PM 71,918 Views 45 Comments

The hospital has warned of significant delays for prospective patients.

One-third of ambulance delays lasting more than one hour experienced in Wexford, Cork and Kerry
# Delays
# Delays

One-third of ambulance delays lasting more than one hour experienced in Wexford, Cork and Kerry

Dec 5th 2021, 3:27 PM 14,153 Views 16 Comments

In two instances in the first half of this year, there was a more than two-hour delay in paramedics arriving after being called.

Fire fighters treat seven people for smoke inhalation in Dublin city centre blaze
# Dublin
# Dublin

Fire fighters treat seven people for smoke inhalation in Dublin city centre blaze

Nov 7th 2021, 5:03 PM 70,148 Views 7 Comments

Dublin City Fire Brigade said the fire is now under control.

Internal investigation after motorcycle paramedics told to provide 50km escort for bride-to-be
# Investigation
# Investigation

Internal investigation after motorcycle paramedics told to provide 50km escort for bride-to-be

Sep 15th 2021, 12:05 AM 160,721 Views 0 Comments
  • The two paramedics were told to wait outside the church until the ceremony was finished, writes Garreth MacNamee.
  • They then escorted the couple to their venue.
  • Wedding guests took photos of themselves on the bikes.

# ambulance - All time

Irish ambulance crews lend support in Northern Ireland amid strained health services
# Cooperation
# Cooperation

Irish ambulance crews lend support in Northern Ireland amid strained health services

Dec 19th 2020, 1:36 PM 26,017 Views 19 Comments

The Irish National Ambulance Service is working with crews in the North over the weekend.

'I’m tired but then I think about what I see in the hospital' - Italy flanker vows to help until pandemic ends
# Selfless Act
From The42
# Selfless Act

'I’m tired but then I think about what I see in the hospital' - Italy flanker vows to help until pandemic ends

Mar 31st 2020, 3:41 PM 5,211 Views 2 Comments

Zebre back-rower Maxime Mbanda has volunteered to drive an ambulance with the Yellow Cross.

Ambulance drove 900km round trip during busy period
# SIPTU
# SIPTU

Ambulance drove 900km round trip during busy period

Jan 6th 2020, 2:09 PM 22,153 Views 21 Comments

One paramedic said crews could be on the road for four to eight more hours after a ‘hectic’ 12-hour shift.

Harry Dunn's injuries not considered life-threatening despite 'breaking every major bone'
# Paramedics
# Paramedics

Harry Dunn's injuries not considered life-threatening despite 'breaking every major bone'

Nov 6th 2019, 11:00 PM 55,295 Views 3 Comments

The 19-year-old was forced to wait for paramedics for 43 minutes.

'Patients will suffer': Psychiatric nurses' overtime ban reinstated after pay talks break down
# Mental Health Services
# Mental Health Services

'Patients will suffer': Psychiatric nurses' overtime ban reinstated after pay talks break down

Jul 23rd 2019, 6:03 PM 5,877 Views 16 Comments

Fianna Fáil TD James Browne said the overtime ban will lead to service disruption and cancellations for patients.

500 ambulance staff to hold another 24-hour strike in a row over union recognition
# Strike
# Strike

500 ambulance staff to hold another 24-hour strike in a row over union recognition

Jul 3rd 2019, 1:52 PM 5,350 Views 7 Comments

Workers have already staged seven days of work stoppages in January, February and March and May.

Ireland's first community air ambulance to be airborne within weeks as HSE gives go ahead
# Air Ambulance
# Air Ambulance

Ireland's first community air ambulance to be airborne within weeks as HSE gives go ahead

Jun 14th 2019, 9:04 PM 20,049 Views 34 Comments

The service will cost €2 million to run annually and is to be funded through community and donor contributions.

Ireland's first charity-funded community air ambulance still awaiting approval to operate
# Ready And Waiting
# Ready And Waiting

Ireland's first charity-funded community air ambulance still awaiting approval to operate

Apr 24th 2019, 1:59 PM 16,924 Views 53 Comments

The charity is awaiting a formal announcement from the Minister for Health.

Ambulance staff announce three more days of strike action
# Trade Union
# Trade Union

Ambulance staff announce three more days of strike action

Feb 6th 2019, 8:48 PM 9,539 Views 22 Comments

The dispute centres on a row over trade union membership.

Ireland's first charity-funded community air ambulance lands in Kerry
# Charity
# Charity

Ireland's first charity-funded community air ambulance lands in Kerry

Sep 21st 2018, 4:05 PM 15,842 Views 25 Comments

The service will cost €2 million to run annually.

'It's a battle for resources': Questions asked about ambulance delays in Monaghan
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

'It's a battle for resources': Questions asked about ambulance delays in Monaghan

Sep 1st 2018, 9:00 PM 9,065 Views 10 Comments

There have been a number of “inordinate” delays in Monaghan, prompting councillors to ask for an explanation.

Dublin Fire Brigade paramedic injured by slingshot projectile
# Frontline
# Frontline

Dublin Fire Brigade paramedic injured by slingshot projectile

Sep 1st 2018, 12:13 PM 27,942 Views 31 Comments

The fire service said these types of attacks on crew members are “unacceptable”.

Parents of toddler who was unresponsive for an hour given 'mixed messages' about ambulance location
# Cavan
# Cavan

Parents of toddler who was unresponsive for an hour given 'mixed messages' about ambulance location

Aug 24th 2018, 12:15 AM 38,892 Views 21 Comments

“Another 2 minutes and we would have been dealing with a very different outcome,” the parents were told at the Cavan hospital.

No ambulance for 18-month-old baby who stopped breathing and started turning blue
# Waiting Times
# Waiting Times

No ambulance for 18-month-old baby who stopped breathing and started turning blue

Jul 21st 2018, 6:05 AM 48,812 Views 71 Comments

After almost 30 minutes of waiting, the baby’s father called back and said he would drive his daughter to the hospital himself.

Ambulance service staff to take industrial action over union rights
# NASRA
# NASRA

Ambulance service staff to take industrial action over union rights

Jul 9th 2018, 1:29 PM 8,000 Views 27 Comments

The National Ambulance Service Representative Association has said its members have voted by nearly 98% in favour of industrial action.

Nighttime air ambulance service will cost €7 million over two years
# Transplants
# Transplants

Nighttime air ambulance service will cost €7 million over two years

Jun 10th 2018, 6:30 PM 17,376 Views 56 Comments

Three companies applied to provide the service in a recent tendering process.

National Ambulance Service rolling out system that uses Eircodes to pinpoint caller's location
# Mobile Data
# Mobile Data

National Ambulance Service rolling out system that uses Eircodes to pinpoint caller's location

Apr 23rd 2018, 6:00 AM 13,447 Views 63 Comments

The system will be rolled out throughout the country over the next few years.

Dublin Fire Brigade processed nearly 100 fewer emergency calls this Good Friday - despite pubs being open
# Great Friday
# Great Friday

Dublin Fire Brigade processed nearly 100 fewer emergency calls this Good Friday - despite pubs being open

Apr 7th 2018, 7:30 AM 8,838 Views 7 Comments

This year over the 24 hours of Good Friday, the centre processed a total of 379 calls.

Siptu calls for remuneration for members who 'worked tirelessly' during Storm Emma
# Emergency Services
# Emergency Services

Siptu calls for remuneration for members who 'worked tirelessly' during Storm Emma

Mar 14th 2018, 6:44 PM 16,328 Views 34 Comments

The trade union wants “a uniform response by local authorities to extreme weather events”.

Michael D Higgins praises people who are working to provide essential services during storm
# Emergency Personnel
# Emergency Personnel

Michael D Higgins praises people who are working to provide essential services during storm

Mar 1st 2018, 3:05 PM 14,734 Views 40 Comments

A status red snow-ice warning is in place for the entire country.

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Feb 25th 2018, 8:00 PM 15,344 Views 0 Comments

The Sligo murder investigation, preparations for this week’s severe cold weather and continued air strikes in Syria…

13-year-old girl waited 50 minutes for ambulance after neurological attack
# Roscommon
# Roscommon

13-year-old girl waited 50 minutes for ambulance after neurological attack

Feb 25th 2018, 6:30 AM 45,450 Views 43 Comments

A local TD has said that the air ambulance should have responded to the 999 call.

Man 'extremely lucky' to be alive after falling on rocks in Cork
# Rnli Rescue
# Rnli Rescue

Man 'extremely lucky' to be alive after falling on rocks in Cork

Feb 23rd 2018, 7:14 AM 31,028 Views 6 Comments

He was seriously injured when found by a member of the public.

'I've had enough': A Galway GP has invoiced the ambulance service to highlight delays
# Emergency
# Emergency

'I've had enough': A Galway GP has invoiced the ambulance service to highlight delays

Feb 3rd 2018, 4:00 PM 91,021 Views 61 Comments

Dr Peter Sloane says that he wants to draw attention to the lack of resources to the ambulance service in Carraroe.

Ambulance that spotted smoke 'billowing' from Tallaght apartments 'potentially saved lives'
# Dublin
# Dublin

Ambulance that spotted smoke 'billowing' from Tallaght apartments 'potentially saved lives'

Jan 30th 2018, 7:39 AM 29,469 Views 12 Comments

Dublin Fire Brigade responded to a call made by its ambulance after 11pm last night.

CCTV released of man wanted for questioning over car crash that killed three teenagers
# London
# London

CCTV released of man wanted for questioning over car crash that killed three teenagers

Jan 28th 2018, 4:45 PM 39,115 Views 28 Comments

An Audi A5 collided with three boys who are believed to have been on the pavement at Shepiston Lane in London on Friday night.

Choking toddler brought to Galway hospital by Garda car due to ambulance delay
# Carraroe
# Carraroe

Choking toddler brought to Galway hospital by Garda car due to ambulance delay

Jan 12th 2018, 7:29 PM 52,139 Views 61 Comments

The family have asked for an explanation for the delay, but say that ambulance delays are a common problem in the area.

'Don’t drink and drive, it could be the last trip you ever have'
# Because
# Because

'Don’t drink and drive, it could be the last trip you ever have'

Dec 22nd 2017, 2:26 PM 9,250 Views 19 Comments

Emergency services are joining forces for a new road safety campaign.

Police believe 'altercation erupted between two men' before incident in London
# Oxford Circus
# Oxford Circus

Police believe 'altercation erupted between two men' before incident in London

Nov 24th 2017, 10:35 PM 69,993 Views 123 Comments

Nine people were taken to hospital after the incident in the Oxford Street area.

Irish Coast Guard and Air Corps no longer able to transport patients to UK at night
# Transplants
# Transplants

Irish Coast Guard and Air Corps no longer able to transport patients to UK at night

Nov 13th 2017, 9:39 AM 23,010 Views 50 Comments

‘Priority 1′ transfers involve transporting patients by air to another country for emergency medical treatment.

Brick thrown through window of ambulance parked at Dublin hospital
# Mater Hospital
# Mater Hospital

Brick thrown through window of ambulance parked at Dublin hospital

Sep 11th 2017, 8:02 PM 24,203 Views 25 Comments

The incident happened in the early hours of this morning.

92 on-duty ambulances involved in road 'incidents' so far this year
# Parliamentary Question
# Parliamentary Question

92 on-duty ambulances involved in road 'incidents' so far this year

Aug 24th 2017, 6:01 AM 8,494 Views 18 Comments

Since 2010, 892 incidents have happened on Irish roads involving National Ambulance Service vehicles.

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