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People of West Cork protesting the loss of fourth ambulance

The four-day long protest will see demonstrators push a stretcher bed from Skibbereen to Cork University Hospital.

PEOPLE IN WEST Cork angry over the loss of their fourth ambulance are to push a stretcher bed from Skibbereen to Cork University Hospital in protest later this week.

The four-day long protest will take place from 17 – 20 October (Wednesday – Saturday) and will involve a group of relay teams taking it in turns to push the bed.

The protest will kick off in Skibereen and, in the final leg, will be joined by protesters from West Cork who will join the stretcher from the roundabout at Dunnes in Bishopstown.

The walk will be done over 4=four phases:

Phase 1 – 17 October – Skibbereen to Clonakilty – 32 km

Phase 2 – 18 October – Clonakilty to Innishannon – 28 km

Phase 3 – 19 October – Innishannon to Dunnes at 18 km

Phase 4 – 2o October – Dunnes to Cork University Hospital

For more details, see the Facebook page of Save Our Ambulance Service in West Cork

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