Dáil debates

Thursday, 23 September 2021

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate

Ambulance Service

3:30 pm

Photo of Barry CowenBarry Cowen (Laois-Offaly, Fianna Fail) | Oireachtas source

I appreciate the Minister of State's response. Looking over it and listening to what was contained in it, I would respectfully say that the dynamic deployment mechanism, as well thought out and well considered as it may have been, does not appear to be having the desired impact or results one would have expected initially. It is as a result of that and the frustrations and the morale within the service that genuine medics are reconsidering their future role.

I note too that part of the overall package in addressing this included the community first response system, which the Minister of State says is beginning to come back on track after Covid or as it recedes. We welcome that too. There has been a modernisation of many facilities in my constituency among others, which of course helps in ensuring that work is done in a professional manner in the surroundings people deserve. I ask, however, that some effort be made on the part of the Minister's office to liaise with the HSE in order to ensure that there is some local engagement processes that would lead to new processes that can help in the delivery of the service and, as I said, is monitored-----


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