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# Response times

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# Cavan
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.
# automatic gps
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.
# Navan
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.
# Dundalk
'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.
# utterly unacceptable
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.
# Emergency
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
'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.
# Emergency
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
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.
# Emergency
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.
# Patients
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
Review of ambulance call after 40 minute wait for cardiac arrest patient
The ambulance initially dispatched to the scene in Dublin was diverted en route to a crash on the N11.
# Emergency
'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.
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
# Healthcare
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.
# Ambulance
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.