Written answers

Wednesday, 6 October 2021

Photo of Gary GannonGary Gannon (Dublin Central, Social Democrats)
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169. To ask the Minister for Health if there is a plan to address the underfunding by the HSE of Dublin Fire Brigade to operate ambulances and the need for additional ambulances in the capital. [48737/21]

Photo of Stephen DonnellyStephen Donnelly (Wicklow, Fianna Fail)
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Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB) provides emergency ambulance services in Dublin city and county by arrangement between Dublin City Council (DCC) and the Health Service Executive (HSE). The HSE National Ambulance Service (NAS) also provides some emergency capacity within the greater Dublin area. In addition, ambulances from other parts of the country, which may be travelling to or from a Dublin hospital, may be available to respond to emergency calls in the Dublin area where they are the nearest resource to a patient.

As the funding arrangement between DCC and the HSE is an operational matter, I have asked the HSE to respond to the Deputy directly.


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