Tuesday, 14 May 2019
An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business
Michael Moynihan (Cork North West, Fianna Fail)
Irish Community Rapid Response has located an air ambulance service in Rathcoole, which is near Millstreet in County Cork. All the appropriate statutory regulations have been complied and a service level agreement has been entered into with the HSE and Department of Health. However, the documentation is still on the desk of the Minister for Health and this is causing a delay in the commencement of operations. This service will be crucial for the south of the country. Does the Taoiseach know why the Minister has not signed off on approval for the service? Does the Minister or the Government plan to sign off on the project shortly?