PARAMEDIC SAYS LIVES WILL BE LOST BECAUSE OF CUTS

first_imgA Co Donegal paramedic has warned the upheaval in ambulance services caused by flooding at Letterkenny General Hospital is putting lives in danger.The concerned medic contacted Donegal Daily to express his serious worry about the service.He claimed that because ambulances are now being sent to Sligo, Derry and Fermanagh, there are occasions when just ONE ambulance is available to ALL of Donegal. The medic claimed that no extra ambulance personnel have been allocated to the region despite the longer runs being endured by staff.“Some ambulance runs are taking up to three hours leaving the rest of the service exposed.“The reality is that no extra personnel have been drafted in which means that people are being exposed.“People will die as a result of not getting the expert help from the paramedics if something isn’t done,” he said. The situation may be eased somewhat if the accident ad emergency ward at Letterkenny is reopened as planned in the coming weeks.However, the paramedic warned that unless extra resources are put in to cope with the extra volume of work, people are being put in danger. PARAMEDIC SAYS LIVES WILL BE LOST BECAUSE OF CUTS was last modified: August 8th, 2013 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:AMBULANCESLetterkenny General Hospitalparamediclast_img

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