Only half of urgent cardiac and respiratory callouts in Dublin had an ambulance on the scene last year within the recommended 19 minutes set down by health watchdog Hiqa.
Dublin had the poorest response times of all regions identified in the recently-published HSE figures for 2013. Rapid response times can have a big impact on survival rates.
In 434 recorded incidents in Dublin last year, patients who were in cardiac or respiratory arrest waited longer than 19...
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