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#Ambulance

# ambulance - Friday 28 March, 2014

Ambulance service responds to damning Prime Time investigation
# Response Times
# Response Times

Ambulance service responds to damning Prime Time investigation

Mar 28th 2014, 5:54 PM 14,008 Views 42 Comments

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
# Emergency
# Emergency

Firefighters and emergency workers 'extremely concerned' about Ireland's ambulance service

Mar 28th 2014, 2:28 PM 9,813 Views 48 Comments

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….
# Shocking
# Shocking

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

Mar 28th 2014, 9:45 AM 47,055 Views 151 Comments

‘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
# Your Say

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

Mar 28th 2014, 9:37 AM 10,413 Views 105 Comments

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
# Dangerous Delay
# Dangerous Delay

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

Mar 21st 2014, 10:50 PM 24,935 Views 53 Comments

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
# Take 5
# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Friday

Mar 21st 2014, 4:48 PM 6,753 Views 0 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# ambulance - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

Concern that ambulance review outcome "has already been decided"
# Ambulance
# Ambulance

Concern that ambulance review outcome "has already been decided"

Mar 19th 2014, 8:32 AM 6,271 Views 29 Comments

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
# Patients
# Patients

Ambulance cover 'needs to treble' to boost response times

Mar 15th 2014, 12:47 PM 5,963 Views 19 Comments

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
# Dublin Fire Brigade
# Dublin Fire Brigade

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

Feb 27th 2014, 4:56 PM 8,995 Views 42 Comments

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

# ambulance - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

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

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

Feb 26th 2014, 10:30 PM 17,780 Views 81 Comments

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
# Blaze
# Blaze

Firefighter dies suddenly after putting out car fire in Armagh

Feb 11th 2014, 2:06 PM 17,636 Views 11 Comments

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
# Rapid Response
# Rapid Response

'Serious concerns' about risks for HSE paramedics sent to incidents alone

Feb 10th 2014, 6:45 AM 10,523 Views 19 Comments

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
# Ambulances
# Ambulances

SIPTU calls for ambulance resources to be reviewed

Jan 12th 2014, 5:25 PM 6,859 Views 12 Comments

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
# NASRA
# NASRA

Targets for ambulance response times 'impossible' to meet

Jan 8th 2014, 8:00 AM 6,639 Views 47 Comments

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
# Collision
# Collision

Road accident blocks two lanes of M50 northbound

Dec 28th 2013, 1:56 PM 29,397 Views 41 Comments

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

# ambulance - Thursday 19 December, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Dec 19th 2013, 10:59 PM 11,520 Views 7 Comments

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
# Vakaris Martinaitis
# Vakaris Martinaitis

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

Dec 19th 2013, 4:03 PM 11,271 Views 37 Comments

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
# Kiev
# Kiev

'Dozens' wounded as Ukraine police break up rally

Nov 30th 2013, 10:34 AM 4,174 Views 24 Comments

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
# Loughlinstown Hospital
# Loughlinstown Hospital

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

Nov 16th 2013, 6:45 AM 6,498 Views 21 Comments

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
# Road Traffic Crash
# Road Traffic Crash

Dublin bus involved in a crash at College Green in Dublin

Oct 24th 2013, 3:32 PM 25,234 Views 43 Comments

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
# Fire Service
# Fire Service

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

Oct 20th 2013, 8:00 AM 21,040 Views 38 Comments

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
# Cork
# Cork

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

Sep 24th 2013, 8:11 AM 7,469 Views 13 Comments

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
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's what happened today: Saturday

Sep 21st 2013, 7:55 PM 14,251 Views 7 Comments

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’
# Investigation
# Investigation

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

Sep 21st 2013, 7:40 PM 12,742 Views 45 Comments

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
# Rescue
# Rescue

Man confirmed dead after rescue operation in Avoca River

Sep 10th 2013, 7:24 AM 11,309 Views 18 Comments

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
# Emergency Staff
# Emergency Staff

HSE has 'no plans' to provide ambulance staff with stab vests

Sep 8th 2013, 8:00 AM 5,813 Views 32 Comments

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
# Bee For Battens

BUMBLEance: The ambulance specially made for critically-ill kids

Sep 7th 2013, 11:30 AM 14,304 Views 34 Comments

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
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

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

Aug 10th 2013, 7:30 PM 6,096 Views 3 Comments

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

# ambulance - Thursday 8 August, 2013

Over 4,000 hoax calls made to ambulance service last year
# Hoax
# Hoax

Over 4,000 hoax calls made to ambulance service last year

Aug 8th 2013, 1:16 PM 6,464 Views 36 Comments

Fine Gael TD John O’Mahony is calling for penalties to be put in place to hold the people making the calls to account.

# ambulance - Saturday 3 August, 2013

'Car vs pedestrian' and a 10-foot fall - a Saturday shift on a Dublin ambulance
# Emergency
# Emergency

'Car vs pedestrian' and a 10-foot fall - a Saturday shift on a Dublin ambulance

Aug 3rd 2013, 8:30 PM 26,550 Views 86 Comments

We spent a night with paramedics from Dublin Fire Brigade and here’s what we saw…

# ambulance - Friday 2 August, 2013

Arrest made after man found critically injured on Dublin street
# Investigation
# Investigation

Arrest made after man found critically injured on Dublin street

Aug 2nd 2013, 5:35 PM 24,637 Views 25 Comments

Gardaí have launched an investigation after the man was discovered on a street in Inchicore last night.

# ambulance - Saturday 20 July, 2013

20-year-old injured in Cork shooting
# Shooting
# Shooting

20-year-old injured in Cork shooting

Jul 20th 2013, 9:24 AM 8,296 Views 7 Comments

The shooting took place last night in the Fairhill area.

# ambulance - Thursday 27 June, 2013

HSE fined €500,000 after paramedic dies in fall from ambulance
# Courts
# Courts

HSE fined €500,000 after paramedic dies in fall from ambulance

Jun 27th 2013, 7:25 PM 10,513 Views 27 Comments

A Cavan-based paramedic fell out the side door of an ambulance while transporting a patient to Dublin.

# ambulance - Friday 21 June, 2013

Search concludes on Lough Derg after all found safe
# Incident
# Incident

Search concludes on Lough Derg after all found safe

Jun 21st 2013, 10:07 PM 15,962 Views 20 Comments

The National Ambulance Service said that 35 people were rescued, with 15 being treated for hypothermia after bad weather struck a rowing boat event.

HSE apologises after ambulance went to the aid of an infant in the wrong county
# Ambulance
# Ambulance

HSE apologises after ambulance went to the aid of an infant in the wrong county

Jun 21st 2013, 3:15 PM 10,543 Views 48 Comments

The HSE said its satisfied that necessary protocols around responding to an emergency were adhered to in this case.

# ambulance - Thursday 13 June, 2013

Car overturns in M50 collision
# Crash
# Crash

Car overturns in M50 collision

Jun 13th 2013, 10:27 AM 25,136 Views 40 Comments

It is understood that two people were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

# ambulance - Monday 10 June, 2013

Westerners most likely to face delays for life-saving ambulances
# Ambulance
# Ambulance

Westerners most likely to face delays for life-saving ambulances

Jun 10th 2013, 2:15 PM 5,836 Views 46 Comments

15HSE figures show that in January, targets for sending paramedics to a cardiac emergency were missed more often than not.

# ambulance - Saturday 25 May, 2013

How would Ireland’s hospitals cope with a mass casualty incident?
# Emergency
# Emergency

How would Ireland’s hospitals cope with a mass casualty incident?

May 25th 2013, 7:30 AM 8,555 Views 38 Comments

We have a major emergency plan for serious incidents, so let’s see how it would work.

# ambulance - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

'Juvenile male' arrested over serious assault on Limerick man
# Assault
# Assault

'Juvenile male' arrested over serious assault on Limerick man

May 22nd 2013, 8:05 PM 9,257 Views 0 Comments

The latest arrest follows those of a teenage woman and a man in his early 20s earlier today.

Teenager, man in 20s arrested after serious assault
# Limerick
# Limerick

Teenager, man in 20s arrested after serious assault

May 22nd 2013, 9:20 AM 9,732 Views 8 Comments

The incident took place yesterday afternoon and gardaí are seeking witnesses.