Only one additional advanced paramedic trained to administer life-saving treatment has been deployed in Roscommon since the hospital’s emergency department was closed last month.
This means that a key pledge for a 24/7 advanced paramedic service for roadside accidents - made by health minister James Reilly after the controversial closure - has not been fulfilled.
The Health Service Executive (HSE) has confirmed that only one extra such paramedic had been deployed.
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