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#Ambulance Service

# ambulance-service - Tuesday 21 June, 2022

Number of paramedics should 'at least' double to reduce burnout among staff
# Ambulance Service
# Ambulance Service

Number of paramedics should 'at least' double to reduce burnout among staff

Jun 21st 2022, 12:05 AM 10,031 Views 22 Comments
  • Representatives say staff numbers should at least double to tackle the current issues facing ambulance workers.
  • Dozens have left the sector in recent times for a number of reasons, including burnout.

# ambulance-service - Friday 7 January, 2022

Ambulance service cancels annual leave for the next three weeks due to unprecedented pressure
# Cancelled
# Cancelled

Ambulance service cancels annual leave for the next three weeks due to unprecedented pressure

Jan 7th 2022, 5:06 PM 16,375 Views 25 Comments

Leave is cancelled while the service is at Level 3 of its capacity action plan.

# ambulance-service - Friday 19 July, 2019

More than 500 ambulance personnel to begin strike action this afternoon
# Industrial Action
# Industrial Action

More than 500 ambulance personnel to begin strike action this afternoon

Jul 19th 2019, 11:07 AM 7,237 Views 18 Comments

The strike commences at 2pm today and will remain in place until 2pm on Saturday.

# ambulance-service - Monday 23 April, 2018

National Ambulance Service rolling out system that uses Eircodes to pinpoint caller's location
# Mobile Data
# Mobile Data

National Ambulance Service rolling out system that uses Eircodes to pinpoint caller's location

Apr 23rd 2018, 6:00 AM 13,421 Views 63 Comments

The system will be rolled out throughout the country over the next few years.

# ambulance-service - Friday 17 November, 2017

An English tourist sent the Mayor of Dublin a lovely letter thanking people in the city for their help during an emergency
# Anonymous Passerby
From The Daily Edge
# Anonymous Passerby

An English tourist sent the Mayor of Dublin a lovely letter thanking people in the city for their help during an emergency

Nov 17th 2017, 10:42 AM 7,011 Views 4 Comments

“I cannot explain how grateful I am to the people of Dublin who have been the most friendly and thoughtful people I have ever met”

# ambulance-service - Monday 4 April, 2016

"He was using his shoe as a phone": Friday night on patrol with a Dublin ambulance crew
# Drink And Drugs
# Drink And Drugs

"He was using his shoe as a phone": Friday night on patrol with a Dublin ambulance crew

Apr 4th 2016, 4:43 PM 28,346 Views 38 Comments

Most of the call-outs were related to drink and drugs.

# ambulance-service - Friday 21 November, 2014

Two dead after balcony collapses in London
# Chelsea
# Chelsea

Two dead after balcony collapses in London

Nov 21st 2014, 2:28 PM 26,292 Views 20 Comments

A further six people were injured.

# ambulance-service - Thursday 20 November, 2014

'Ghoulish and distasteful': Emergency services ask public to stop taking photos at crash scenes
# Crossing The Line
# Crossing The Line

'Ghoulish and distasteful': Emergency services ask public to stop taking photos at crash scenes

Nov 20th 2014, 8:30 AM 48,574 Views 89 Comments

An “astounding” number of people tried to photograph an incident yesterday in which a two-year-old girl was killed.

# ambulance-service - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Crew and patient forced to flee after ambulance catches fire
# Emergency
# Emergency

Crew and patient forced to flee after ambulance catches fire

Jun 26th 2014, 10:42 PM 22,538 Views 28 Comments

The patient was being brought from Cavan General Hospital to Beaumont Hospital when the incident occurred between junctions 8 and 9 of the M3 near Navan at 1.20am.

# ambulance-service - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Why is it difficult for Gardaí to obtain speeding convictions?
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Why is it difficult for Gardaí to obtain speeding convictions?

Apr 16th 2014, 9:00 AM 11,771 Views 15 Comments

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

# ambulance-service - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

'More people and more vehicles': Fianna Fáil's solution to the 'crisis' in the ambulance service
# Ambulances
# Ambulances

'More people and more vehicles': Fianna Fáil's solution to the 'crisis' in the ambulance service

Apr 15th 2014, 1:32 PM 5,171 Views 20 Comments

The party has tabled a motion on the ambulance service for debate in the Dáil tonight and tomorrow and reckons that the service needs 400 extra staff.

# ambulance-service - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Ambulance service is "failing miserably", Howlin told
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Ambulance service is "failing miserably", Howlin told

Apr 10th 2014, 7:32 PM 9,575 Views 28 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Peadar Tóibín said the current system was unacceptable. Minister Howlin told the Dáil a HIQA review would lead to a ‘refined and improved’ service.

# ambulance-service - Monday 7 April, 2014

Dublin firefighters march against ambulance service being moved to HSE
# Ambulance Service
# Ambulance Service

Dublin firefighters march against ambulance service being moved to HSE

Apr 7th 2014, 7:24 PM 12,091 Views 57 Comments

A protest against the ambulance service being transferred from Dublin Fire Brigade to the HSE took place in Dublin this evening.

# ambulance-service - Monday 31 March, 2014

Any move to punish ambulance whistleblower 'won't be tolerated'
# Shirley Mcentee
# Shirley Mcentee

Any move to punish ambulance whistleblower 'won't be tolerated'

Mar 31st 2014, 10:51 PM 16,386 Views 46 Comments

Shirley McEntee, the ambulance controller who featured in last week’s Prime Time investigation, said she expected a backlash from her employer.

# ambulance-service - Friday 28 March, 2014

"I'm not in denial of anything" - Ambulance chief defends 'best in the world' comment
# Emergency Services
# Emergency Services

"I'm not in denial of anything" - Ambulance chief defends 'best in the world' comment

Mar 28th 2014, 10:06 AM 16,200 Views 94 Comments

Martin Dunne has stood by his words on a Prime Time investigation which detailed major shortcomings in the National Ambulance Service.

# ambulance-service - Friday 21 March, 2014

Ambulance broke down on the way to take a baby to hospital
# Dangerous Delay
# Dangerous Delay

Ambulance broke down on the way to take a baby to hospital

Mar 21st 2014, 10:50 PM 24,985 Views 53 Comments

A second ambulance sent to transport the baby is also believed to have developed mechanical problems before eventually reaching Dublin from Cork.

# ambulance-service - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Fine Gael TD says Roscommon Hospital is safer - opposition TDs say situation's worse
# Emergency Department
# Emergency Department

Fine Gael TD says Roscommon Hospital is safer - opposition TDs say situation's worse

Mar 18th 2014, 6:11 PM 9,463 Views 43 Comments

Consultants at the hospital said this week that the hospital is providing a safer service since the closure of the Emergency Department.

# ambulance-service - Thursday 27 February, 2014

Cost, quality and scale of ambulance services in Dublin to be reviewed
# Dublin Fire Brigade
# Dublin Fire Brigade

Cost, quality and scale of ambulance services in Dublin to be reviewed

Feb 27th 2014, 4:56 PM 9,082 Views 42 Comments

The service is currently provided by both the Dublin Fire Brigade and the HSE’s National Ambulance service.

# ambulance-service - Monday 13 January, 2014

Mass rallies planned across country as new National Hospital Campaign gathers pace
# Health Cuts
# Health Cuts

Mass rallies planned across country as new National Hospital Campaign gathers pace

Jan 13th 2014, 12:15 PM 5,392 Views 14 Comments

Tens of thousands are expected to turn out for ‘seven to ten’ large-scale protests around the country, organised to fight cuts to front-line services.

# ambulance-service - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

Ambulance cuts "will cause fatalities"
# Ambulance Cuts
# Ambulance Cuts

Ambulance cuts "will cause fatalities"

Aug 28th 2012, 3:53 PM 5,141 Views 13 Comments

Kildare TD says cutbacks in ambulance services that will see night time service curtailed is “a disgrace”.

# ambulance-service - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

Call for HIQA to probe ambulance response following Drogheda death
# Drogheda
# Drogheda

Call for HIQA to probe ambulance response following Drogheda death

Jan 17th 2012, 3:46 PM 3,027 Views 31 Comments

Gerald Nash has called for an inquiry after an ambulance had to be requested from a town 25km away to handle an accident in which a pedestrian died in Drogheda yesterday evening.

# ambulance-service - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

Emergency services call for postcodes to help them reach people in need
# Emergency
# Emergency

Emergency services call for postcodes to help them reach people in need

Nov 22nd 2011, 4:15 PM 4,206 Views 37 Comments

Fire and ambulance personnel are being delayed from attending callouts, as addresses in some areas are so vague.