I think it is time for people to be concerned about the ambulance service in this country. The problem is getting worse. I just read of a boy in East Cork that died. He was driven to hospital after being advised that no ambulance was available as the only other one was on a call out at the time. An ambulance may not have saved him but it would have given the public solace to know that everything was done to try to save him.
GAA star blasts HSE for not sending ambulance to aid of dying toddler - Independent.ie
No this is not the first such incident in recent times. There have been others where the Gardai have been forced to drive the patient or the ambulance.
Staff shortage leads to Garda driving injured child to hospital in ambulance | Irish Examiner
‘GARDA HAD TO DRIVE AMBULANCE DUE TO STAFF SHORTAGE’ – COUNCILLOR | Donegal Daily
We are seriously passed time to reflect and determine what our values are and what we want and deserve from our health system.