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# Ambulance

Last year
Ambulance carrying critically ill patient forced to wait at toll plaza
A paramedic described a recent event as “terrifying”.
Number of paramedics should 'at least' double to reduce burnout among staff
People in the sector are facing burnout with some leaving for other jobs, representatives have said.
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
The HSE has repeatedly urged people not to call for an ambulance unless in the case of an emergency.
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'Level 3 declared': HSE to draft in private companies to fill ambulance demand
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
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
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 City Fire Brigade said the fire is now under control.
Internal investigation after motorcycle paramedics told to provide 50km escort for bride-to-be
A Siptu union organiser said such deployment of resources was “totally unacceptable”.
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.
Irish ambulance crews lend support in Northern Ireland amid strained health services
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
Zebre back-rower Maxime Mbanda has volunteered to drive an ambulance with the Yellow Cross.
Ambulance drove 900km round trip during busy period
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'
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
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
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
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
The charity is awaiting a formal announcement from the Minister for Health.
Ambulance staff announce three more days of strike action
The dispute centres on a row over trade union membership.
Ireland's first charity-funded community air ambulance lands in Kerry
The service will cost €2 million to run annually.
'It's a battle for resources': Questions asked about ambulance delays in Monaghan
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
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
“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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A status red snow-ice warning is in place for the entire country.
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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
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
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
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 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
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
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'
Emergency services are joining forces for a new road safety campaign.
Police believe 'altercation erupted between two men' before incident in London
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
‘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
The incident happened in the early hours of this morning.
92 on-duty ambulances involved in road 'incidents' so far this year
Since 2010, 892 incidents have happened on Irish roads involving National Ambulance Service vehicles.