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Sunday 1 October 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Ambulance Service

This year
High demand for ambulances in Dublin outstripping capacity of fire service, TDs to hear
Dublin Fire Brigade current provide ambulance services in the capital.
Pilot project to ease overcrowding at Limerick hospital under way
Ambulances in the region will be able to bring patients directly to Ennis Hospital instead of them waiting on a trolley at University Hospital Limerick.
Ambulances will be able to bring patients 'directly' to Ennis instead of Limerick from Monday
The region has seen record breaking overcrowding in recent days.
Last year
Number of paramedics should 'at least' double to reduce burnout among staff
People in the sector are facing burnout with some leaving for other jobs, representatives have said.
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 cancels annual leave for the next three weeks due to unprecedented pressure
Leave is cancelled while the service is at Level 3 of its capacity action plan.
All time
More than 500 ambulance personnel to begin strike action this afternoon
The strike commences at 2pm today and will remain in place until 2pm on Saturday.
National Ambulance Service rolling out system that uses Eircodes to pinpoint caller's location
The system will be rolled out throughout the country over the next few years.
An English tourist sent the Mayor of Dublin a lovely letter thanking people in the city for their help during an emergency
“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”
"He was using his shoe as a phone": Friday night on patrol with a Dublin ambulance crew
Most of the call-outs were related to drink and drugs.
Two dead after balcony collapses in London
A further six people were injured.
'Ghoulish and distasteful': Emergency services ask public to stop taking photos at crash scenes
An “astounding” number of people tried to photograph an incident yesterday in which a two-year-old girl was killed.
Crew and patient forced to flee after ambulance catches fire
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.
Why is it difficult for Gardaí to obtain speeding convictions?
Everything happening in Leinster House today.
'More people and more vehicles': Fianna Fáil's solution to the 'crisis' in the ambulance service
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 is "failing miserably", Howlin told
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.
Dublin firefighters march against ambulance service being moved to HSE
A protest against the ambulance service being transferred from Dublin Fire Brigade to the HSE took place in Dublin this evening.
Any move to punish ambulance whistleblower 'won't be tolerated'
Shirley McEntee, the ambulance controller who featured in last week’s Prime Time investigation, said she expected a backlash from her employer.
"I'm not in denial of anything" - Ambulance chief defends 'best in the world' comment
Martin Dunne has stood by his words on a Prime Time investigation which detailed major shortcomings in the National Ambulance Service.
Ambulance broke down on the way to take a baby to hospital
A second ambulance sent to transport the baby is also believed to have developed mechanical problems before eventually reaching Dublin from Cork.
Fine Gael TD says Roscommon Hospital is safer - opposition TDs say situation's worse
Consultants at the hospital said this week that the hospital is providing a safer service since the closure of the Emergency Department.
Cost, quality and scale of ambulance services in Dublin to be reviewed
The service is currently provided by both the Dublin Fire Brigade and the HSE’s National Ambulance service.
Mass rallies planned across country as new National Hospital Campaign gathers pace
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 cuts "will cause fatalities"
Kildare TD says cutbacks in ambulance services that will see night time service curtailed is “a disgrace”.
Call for HIQA to probe ambulance response following Drogheda death
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.
Emergency services call for postcodes to help them reach people in need
Fire and ambulance personnel are being delayed from attending callouts, as addresses in some areas are so vague.