Five New Intermediate Care Ambulances for the Mid-West

Posted by Alan Kelly on November 22, 2013 at 01:00 PM

I welcome the announcement today that the HSE Mid West has received
five new intermediate care ambulances for the region which will carry
out routine transfers and free up front line ambulances to attend
emergency calls. One of the vehicles will be based in Nenagh, one in
Ennis and three at University Hospital Limerick.

This announcement follows on from a meeting I had
with Minister for Health James Reilly in October last year, during the
meeting I made a request for intermediate patient transfer vehicles
throughout the Mid-West and in particular between Nenagh and Limerick.

I am delighted with this announcement this will allow greater and
more timely movement of non-emergency patients between the hospitals
thereby helping to alleviate pressure in particular on Limerick
Regional Hospital. Furthermore, it will free up ambulances and
facilitate patients from North Tipperary to get back to Nenagh
Hospital for after care following acute procedures in Limerick".

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