Saturday October 24, 2020

Roscommon still waiting on advanced paramedics

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.

27th August, 2011

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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