Health Minister’s warns against a focus on ambulance response times


first_img Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleDonegal postman predicting a white ChristmasNext articleJustice Minister says “Hooded Men” case will not damage relationship with Britain News Highland WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ Twittercenter_img Twitter Facebook By News Highland – December 3, 2014 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Homepage BannerNews Google+ Health Minister’s warns against a focus on ambulance response times Pinterest The Health Minister’s warning against a focus on ambulance response times in the wake of a daming report into the service.The health watchdog – HIQA – produced the review, highlighting how ambulances are being held up outside hospitals for long periods due to overcrowding in A&E.This was identified as a factor in the case of Donegal woman Maura Porter, who was hit by a car close to her home in Carndonagh and waited for almost an hour on the roadside for an ambulance.Leo Varadkar’s told the Dáil he is committed to improvements, but not necessarily in getting ambulances to people in eight minutes:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/15vara1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img

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