Dublin ambulances reaching only 40% of life-threatening incidents in 19 minutes

Dublin ambulance operator reports a ‘worrying’ rise in the number of serious incidents being placed in a queue due to a lack of resources

Long hospital turnarounds are impacting the ability of ambulance operators to respond to new calls, politicians will be told. Picture:

The operator of Dublin city’s ambulance service is reaching only four in ten calls over non-cardiac life-threatening incidents within 19 minutes, politicians will hear today.

The HSE and Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB) will today appear in front of the Oireachtas health committee for a discussion of issues facing the country’s ambulance services.

DFB, which operates the ambulance services in the capital city, will tell the committee there has been a “worrying” rise in the number ...