Inishowen to get second ambulance base at last

Inishowen to get second ambulance base at last

first_imgInishowen is to finally get a new ambulance base.Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has received official confirmation from the National Ambulance Service (NAS) that Buncrana is to have an ambulance base with six ambulance staff.Senator Mac Lochlainn welcomed the news as a “great day for the people of Buncrana and Inishowen”. It follows numerous calls for a second ambulance service for the peninsula.He said “Myself and my colleagues, Cllrs Jack Murray and Albert Doherty have long called for this and in a meeting with senior management of the National Ambulance Service late last year, they indicated this was their plan but it required sign off from the HSE.“This morning, I have received confirmation from Paudie O’ Riordan the Area Operations Manager West of the NAS that he will be allocating six ambulance staff to a base in Buncrana in the next few months once they are recruited and trained.“This will be a second ambulance crew and service for the people of Inishowen. Mr O’ Riordan also advised me that he wishes to commence a day time base at Buncrana in the next number of weeks with existing staff in advance of the new crew taking up their roles”. “This is a great day for the people of Buncrana and Inishowen. For so many years, we have called for this vital additional service and I look forward to a full complement of ambulance bases in Carndonagh, Buncrana and Letterkenny looking after our community in the time ahead”.Inishowen to get second ambulance base at last was last modified: April 8th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ambulancebuncranaInishowenlast_img

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