Dr James Reilly: has accepted the findings of the review of the pilot Emergency Aeromedical Service.

A review of a pilot air ambulance scheme that began in June 2012 has confirmed the need for a permanent service in Ireland.The Minister for Health has(...)

The crews of Medevac 112 have completed more than 260 missions since the scheme was launched. The Irish Coast Guard has carried out in excess of 40 missions on behalf of the EAS because it was better placed to respond in terms of location and flying times. Photograph:Bryan O’Brien

No decision has yet been made on the future of the HSE’s air ambulance service which is nearing the end of its 12-month trial.The pilot Emergency Aero(...)

A new report has recommended that paramedics on the ground should have the means to contact helicopter pilots directly in the case of emergency. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Better use of radio links between emergency ground staff and Air Corps pilots and enhanced training for paramedics in air safety awareness are (...)