Deputy Healy addressing the Joint Committee on Health and Children regarding the National Ambulance Service this evening.

Earlier today Deputy Healy made this statement in addition:

Ambulance Service

Deputy Seamus Healy has condemned any attempt to transfer an ambulance or ambulances from the Our Lady’s Hospital, Cashel base.

Any such transfer would be totally unacceptable and would significantly reduce the level of ambulance cover available for Cashel, Tipperary and the general mid and west Tipperary areas.
In such circumstances, minimum ambulance response times would be impossible to achieve and would potentially have very serious consequences for patients particularly those suffering from stroke, heart attack and road traffic accidents.

Deputy Healy has confirmed his full support for the newly formed Tipperary Ambulance Action Group.

Deputy Healy, who is a member of the Oireachtas Health Committee, will be raising the whole issue of South Tipperary Ambulance Service at today’s meeting (Tuesday 25th February) of the committee which be reviewing the ambulance service and will be hearing presentations from the National Ambulance Service Representative Association, S.I.P.T.U and the Health Service Executive.

Seamus Healy T.D.
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