Ambulance Response Time Failures Due To Cutbacks – Claim

AMBULANCE RESPONSE TIME FAILURES DUE TO CUTBACKS – CLAIM

A senior official at the National Ambulance Service says target times can be a ‘crude’ measure of how their system is performing, but admits there’s room for improvement.

It follows a ‘Prime Time’ documentary on RTE last night which highlighted figures showing only a third of life-threatening cases have an ambulance arrive within the designated target time of 8 minutes.

But speaking on South East Radio’s Morning Mix, a former Wexford ambulance control room staffer blamed cutbacks as the cause of missed response times and that a lack of personnel is crippling the ambulance service.

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