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Monday 5 June 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# nas

Last month
May 2023
# Industrial Action
Ambulance workers vote for strike action over delays to proposed pay reforms
A proposed new pay scale has not been implemented despite negotiations.
This year
# Dispute
National Ambulance Service personnel to ballot on strike action
The dispute centres around proposed new work structures.
# Health Committee
High demand for ambulances in Dublin outstripping capacity of fire service, TDs to hear
Dublin Fire Brigade current provide ambulance services in the capital.
# midwest
Pilot project to ease overcrowding at Limerick hospital under way
Ambulances in the region will be able to bring patients directly to Ennis Hospital instead of them waiting on a trolley at University Hospital Limerick.
Last year
# Paramedics
Ambulance boss says no need for toll tags despite incidences of vehicles driving into barriers
On Monday, The Journal reported how an ambulance with a seriously ill patient on board was forced to stop at a toll booth.
# ambulance concerns
Paramedics told to team up with less experienced colleagues or face postponing annual leave
Paramedics in the south of the country are worried about the new initiative.
'Like crazy golf. You don't get rewarded for good shots' - McIlroy vents after falling short in Florida
HSE boss admits ‘challenges’ ahead as €20 billion National Service Plan unveiled
# Emergency Services
Unvaccinated ambulance service staff redeployed away from frontline duties
At least six members in the west were moved from frontline duties in the last week.
All time
# on hold
HSE postpones recruitment of paramedic supervisors to investigate claims of 'rigged' process
It’s been claimed questions were released to some candidates prior to interviews.
The HSE received letters claiming some candidates received interview questions in advance, writes Garreth MacNamee.
The recruitment process has been paused to allow for an investigation.
An external review is being carried out.
# everything is not love
Beyoncé's been caught rapid liking a shady tweet about Kanye
Did you finger slip, hun?
Paramedics say new lunch arrangements 'show no regard for them'
“These rules would not be tolerated in any other section of the workforce.”
# Parliamentary Question
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.
# Navan
Elderly patient in Meath forced to wait 35 minutes for ambulance from Cavan after collapse
The 75-year-old collapsed in Navan on Friday afternoon.
# dispatched
Ambulances are going to start using Eircodes, but it will cost them
The National Ambulance Service had to update their systems to use them.
# Suir Road
No serious injuries after Luas and car crash in Inchicore
A dozen people were taken to hospital.
# Carrickmines
Latest: Two infants among ten dead in blaze at Dublin halting site
The fatal fire broke out at a housing unit at around 4am. The senior investigating garda has called it a “terrible tragedy”.
# Emergency
Teen in cardiac arrest turned away from Navan hospital and sent to Drogheda
Paramedics across the country say they are being forced to travel long distances with critical patients.
# life or death
Where you live could determine whether an ambulance gets to you on time
A regional breakdown of response times show success can fluctuate from 95% to just 45% depending on there the call is.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you have confidence in our ambulance services?
A report yesterday criticised response times and the fleet’s age.
# doctor varadkar
The Minister for Health helped out in a medical emergency yesterday
Leo Varadkar spent the day with the National Ambulance Service.
# air corps
The Air Ambulance completed its 100th journey of 2014 over the weekend
It transferred a patient from Dublin to London.
# Emergency
Paramedic: 'It’s only a matter of time before an ambulance crashes or brakes fail'
Thought the HSE says mileage isn’t everything, paramedics are worried about the state of the vehicles they drive every day.
# Outbreak
Would ambulance crews be ready for a case of Ebola here? Some staff aren't convinced
Sources say there is widespread concern about the readiness of frontline staff in the ambulance service.
Dublin Fire Brigade investigating how a wheel fell off an ambulance while driving
The ambulance was returning to its station, and no patients were on board.
# Emergency
Two ambulances break down in Louth in 24 hours
In one instance it took over an hour to transport a cardiac arrest patient to hospital because of the issue with the vehicle.
# Emergency
Strike looms in ambulance service over unsuitable posts
SIPTU members will be balloted on action over the HSE’s failure to implement Labour Court recommendations on staff redeployment.
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.
# Response times
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.
# Response times
Review of ambulance call after 40 minute wait for cardiac arrest patient
The ambulance initially dispatched to the scene in Dublin was diverted en route to a crash on the N11.
# Dublin Fire Brigade
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.
# rapid response
'Serious concerns' about risks for HSE paramedics sent to incidents alone
Figures provided to show there were almost 3,500 instances of this in a six month period.
# album dad
World's coolest dad recreates album covers with his son
We wish our dad would do this. We wish.