Air ambulance crisis signals neglect of paramedic services

Paramedics and advanced paramedics are vital for our emergency services, yet paramedics are not defined as health care professionals or subject to regulation

1st December, 2019
Air ambulance crisis signals neglect of paramedic services
Air Corps Helicopter Emergency Medical Service. Picture: Air Corps

For at least the next few months, the state’s Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) will no longer be fully operational.

Since 2012, the Air Corps has operated an AW-139 military helicopter with the call sign AC112 seven days a week, from dawn to dusk, from Athlone. The air ambulance, as it is better known, is a familiar sight around the country, even in the most remote locations.

It responds to emergencies at the request...

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