Ambulance Service needs €50m investment to meet standards

Date Published : November 29th, 2015    Published By : admin

SIPTU say that the National Ambulance Service needs €50 million worth of investment to bring it up to scratch. The union is calling on the Minister for Health Leo Varadkar to publish the HSE national ambulance review, which the Minister has had a summary of since December 2014.

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Minister Leo Varadkar with members of the National Ambulance Service at recent launch of new ambulance fleet

Ambulance service SIPTU members are to meet in the coming weeks to consider strike action in order to secure publication of the review.

HIQA  has heavily criticised the HSE ambulance service in reviews, but SIPTU say they need significant investment in order to meet required standards.

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