Connemara Ambulance Crisis - people's lives at risk
Below you will find an old post, years later we are still awaiting for an adequate ambulance service. You can help by signing our petition this takes a few seconds of your time. We are frequently left without any ambulance cover at all. Think about that. Thank you. Yet again another case in Connemara where there was a long and unacceptable delay in securing an ambulance, this time coming to the assistance of a Mother and baby in the Letterfrack area.
What if it were your child or grandchild?
How would you feel knowing the powers that be are not very interested or concerned - this is evident in so far as nothing has being done. Over recent years there have been many cases where seriously ill children, pregnant mothers, senior citizens, stroke victims and heart patients, to mention but a few, have had long and unacceptable delays in getting an ambulance to attend.
The Connemara Ambulance Crisis Group have been campaigning now for a number of years regarding the inadequate ambulance service in Connemara.
There can be a two to three, possibly four hour wait for an ambulance from Call Out Time to Time of Arrival at Patient.
This is due to the lack of cover in Connemara - one ambulance only in Clifden on duty at any time and one in Carraroe - BUT - those ambulances are frequently called away to service Galway and other parts of Connacht leaving us totally exposed without any cover. Hence the delay. That factor and also backlog of ambulances and delay at hospitals.
We enter yet another year of poor ambulance service. We ask you to sign our Petition for an adequate ambulance service. It's not a lot to ask for. You do not have to be from the area to sign. Thank you.
On behalf of the Connemara Ambulance Crisis Group.