Dr Cathal O’Donnell said he was confident that there would no repeat of what had happened when the ambulance control centre at Cork University Hospital stood down an ambulance which was due to be despatched for 23-month-old Vakaris Martinaitis. Photograph: Alan Betson

The medical director of the National Ambulance Service has given a guarantee that there will be no repeat of a situation where it failed to send an am(...)

An ambulance due to be dispatched to an injured toddler who fell from an upstairs window was stood down because the controller dealing with the 999 call believed the child had suffered a simple fall  in a garden. Photograph: Alan Betson.

An ambulance due to be dispatched to an injured toddler who fell from an upstairs window was stood down because the controller dealing with the 999 ca(...)