10/06/2013

Emergency Ambulance Service Missing Targets Across Country

Figures for the first three months of 2013 show that emergency ambulance services are not meeting their targets for response times.

The Irish Independent have reported seeing the figures that reveal the targets are being missed in all three ambulance service regions.

The west country remains the worst with regards to emergency response time.

First responders should be providing medical attention within eight minutes in 75% of life threatening emergencies, according to recommendations from the Health Information and Quality Authority.

Figures show that this target was missed in all but one case across the country, according to the Irish Independent.

(MH/CD)


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