New 999-style mental distress line to cut ambulance call-outs

New 999-style mental distress line to cut ambulance call-outs
Minister of State for Mental Health Jim Daly

The 24-hour call number will provide a single point of contact for people in mental health distress and advise them of the most relevant service to help them

Minister of State for Mental Health Jim Daly has said that a new 999-style single phone number for mental health calls will reduce the need to send out hundreds of ambulances per month.

The 24-hour call number will provide a single point of contact for people in mental health distress and advise them of the most relevant service to help them.

In an interview with The Sunday Business Post, Daly said the National Ambulance Service...

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