Delays In Ambulance Service To Be Highlighted On Prime Time

DELAYS IN AMBULANCE SERVICE TO BE HIGHLIGHTED ON PRIME TIME

Ambulances only managed to respond on time to life threatening calls in just under a third of cases last year.

The delays are being highlighted in a Prime Time exposé on RTE tonight.

Investigators report on how patients in emergency situations are left waiting up to an hour for paramedics to arrive, and how some parts of the country have no ambulance cover whatsoever.

Dylan Berry’s father Dan died last year at his home, three minutes from Wexford General Hospital.

He says had he known the ambulance was coming from Enniscorthy his pattern of thinking would have been different and he would have brought him to hospital himself.

Dylan says it would have only taken him 3 or 4 minutes to reach Wexford General.

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