The majority of paramedic crews across the State waited longer than the Health Service Executive’s target of 20 minutes to hand over patients, get their trolleys back and return to responding to calls.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ambulances spent more than 8,000 hours delayed at hospital emergency departments waiting to hand over patients during one month this year, previous(...)

In April, ambulance crews waited an average 35 minutes to hand over patients  at  Limerick Regional. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES

When an ambulance is delayed at an emergency department (ED) not only is the patients enduring additional distress, but the ambulance is denied to som(...)

Dublin’s emergency ambulances are provided mainly by DFB while outside the capital ambulances are provided by the HSE.  Photograph Paddy Whelan

and The HSE has drawn up a comprehensive plan to take control of Dublin’s ambulance service (...)

Although short of ambulances, Dublin Fire Brigade has 22 fully crewed fire appliances which respond to a significant proportion of ambulance call-outs. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

An increasingly fractious relationship between Dublin City Council and the HSE over who should pay for the State’s busiest ambulance service is(...)

New data reveals serious problems with ambulance response times, with crews in some parts of the country reaching fewer than half of life-threa(...)

Photograph: Alan Betson

Colm Murphy, an advanced paramedic with Dublin Fire Brigade, provides the kind of response that anyone making a 999 call for an ambulance would hop(...)

The HSE pays Dublin City Council more than €9 million per year to provide Dublin’s emergency ambulance service, from a budget of €134 million for the national ambulance service.

A review of emergency ambulance services in Dublin, looking at patient care and value for money, is to be conducted by Dublin City Council and the (...)

An ambulance arrives bringing a patient to medical staff working in a hospital’s accident and emergency department. Photograph: Alan Betson

A motion of no confidence in the National Ambulance Service management has been unanimously passed at a meeting of paramedics (...)

Martin Dunne  said: ‘We’ve updated all our mapping systems and are continuing to update them to the latest available.’

The director of the National Ambulance Service has expressed confidence that new mapping technology will prevent a repeat of an incident earlier this (...)

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(...)

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