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#Response times

# response-times - Friday 24 August, 2018

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.

# response-times - Thursday 19 October, 2017

Isolated in an emergency? This new service will help first responders find you faster

Minister Denis Naughten said the service would be a great help in rural Ireland.

# response-times - Monday 30 May, 2016

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.

# response-times - Thursday 5 November, 2015

'He died in my kitchen': Man bled to death waiting for ambulance

It took almost 40 minutes for the ambulance to reach the 25 year old.

# response-times - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

Ambulance took almost an hour to reach Kerry man injured in 'freak' GAA accident

Another ambulance, manned by just one person, responded first – but was unable to bring the man for the medical attention he needed.

# response-times - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

HSE says achieving ambulance response times in rural areas is 'always a difficult task'

Denis Naughten TD has reacted to a HSE report that finds Ireland is too rural for the service to meet its targets.

# response-times - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

'Scandalous': One TD does not want gardaí at water meter protests

Joe Higgins said that their presence at peaceful protests could lead to slower response times to other crimes.

# response-times - Monday 7 April, 2014

Firefighter: Dublin's the second best place to have a heart attack - no thanks to the HSE

HSE plans to take back control of the service emerged last month but firefighers are concerned about a drop in the level of service if they hand over the reins.

# response-times - Friday 28 March, 2014

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.

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

RTÉ’s Prime Time programme documented a litany of failures of shortcomings in the National Ambulance Service.

# response-times - Saturday 15 March, 2014

Ambulance cover 'needs to treble' to boost response times

Deputy Denis Naughten said that the Republic of Ireland has a third of the amount of ambulances that Northern Ireland has.

# response-times - Friday 7 March, 2014

Review of ambulance call after 40 minute wait for cardiac arrest patient Exclusive

The ambulance initially dispatched to the scene in Dublin was diverted en route to a crash on the N11.

# response-times - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

'We are dealing with people's lives here': Paramedics speak out about tragic deaths

The family of a man who died after a 25 minute wait for an ambulance were in the public gallery to hear contributions.

# response-times - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Targets for ambulance response times 'impossible' to meet

Cutbacks in the number of personnel and vehicles have caused ‘serious delays’, according to the The National Ambulance Service Representative Association

# response-times - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Almost 1-in-4 responses to 'life-threatening' 999 calls not meeting HIQA targets

In 65 per cent of cases, ambulances aren’t arriving at the scene within the 19 minute response time set-out by the health watchdog.

# response-times - Friday 15 February, 2013

National targets for ambulance response times to be abandoned

James Reilly is to come up with alternative ways of measuring the performance of the National Ambulance Service.