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#Response times

From TheJournal.ie Parents of toddler who was unresponsive for an hour given 'mixed messages' about ambulance location 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.

From TheJournal.ie Isolated in an emergency? This new service will help first responders find you faster 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.

From TheJournal.ie Elderly patient in Meath forced to wait 35 minutes for ambulance from Cavan after collapse 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.

From TheJournal.ie 'He died in my kitchen': Man bled to death waiting for ambulance 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.

From TheJournal.ie Ambulance took almost an hour to reach Kerry man injured in 'freak' GAA accident 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.

From TheJournal.ie HSE says achieving ambulance response times in rural areas is 'always a difficult task' 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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Scandalous': One TD does not want gardaí at water meter protests 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.

From TheJournal.ie Firefighter: Dublin's the second best place to have a heart attack - no thanks to the HSE 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.

From TheJournal.ie Ambulance service responds to damning Prime Time investigation 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.

From TheJournal.ie Firefighters and emergency workers 'extremely concerned' about Ireland's ambulance service 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.

From TheJournal.ie Ambulance cover 'needs to treble' to boost response times 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.

From TheJournal.ie Review of ambulance call after 40 minute wait for cardiac arrest patient Response Times

Review of ambulance call after 40 minute wait for cardiac arrest patient Exclusive

The ambulance initially dispatched to the scene in Dublin was diverted en route to a crash on the N11.

From TheJournal.ie 'We are dealing with people's lives here': Paramedics speak out about tragic deaths 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.

From TheJournal.ie Targets for ambulance response times 'impossible' to meet NASRA

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

From TheJournal.ie Almost 1-in-4 responses to 'life-threatening' 999 calls not meeting HIQA targets 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.

From TheJournal.ie National targets for ambulance response times to be abandoned 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.