WATCH: SENATOR GALLAGHER CALLS ON THE MINISTER OF HEALTH TO REMEDY AMBULANCE RESPONSE TIME DELAYS

Senator Gallagher has called on the Minister for health to make a commitment that the delays in ambulance response times be remedied.  It is vital that the Ambulance services in Monaghan/Cavan are those that people can have full confidence in and the delays in response are greatly affecting this confidence.

Ambulance response times in the Monaghan/Cavan region are well outside recommended levels according to the latest National Ambulance Service Statistics and this is unacceptable.

‘There is a very real and palpable feeling of fear among people in Monaghan that should they need an ambulance service it will not arrive in time and the Minister and HSE have a lot to do to re-establish confidence in rural areas like Monaghan’ said Senator Gallagher.

‘In no way is any criticism here directed at the front line staff who are put in a difficult position and arrive at a scene where people are upset and distressed.  They deserve great praise for the professionalism shows in adverse circumstances and the care and kindness they show to patients and families’ re-affirmed Senator Gallagher.  ‘This matter is one of concern, not criticism’.

To watch the entire address, follow this link:

 

For any queries or information, contact Senator Robbie Gallagher through his website, or by email at robbie.gallagher@oir.ie.

 

 

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