County Wexford gets 24-hour weekend Ambulance cover

Date Published : April 2nd, 2015    Published By : admin

HSE Ambulance Service. Pic: Courtesy Brendan Gilligan
HSE Ambulance Service. Pic: Courtesy Brendan Gilligan

Next month will see a new and improved Ambulance Service in County Wexford when a 24 hour weekend service is to be provided for Enniscorthy, Gorey and New Ross district areas. Wexford town already has its own paramedic crew at night time.

Up to now, just two crews rotate between the three districts of Gorey, Enniscorthy and New Ross overnight. From next month however, the number of paramedics based in Enniscorthy is to increase by 50 per cent, up to six crew members, coupled with the current eight already based at Gorey. The HSE National Ambulance Service has said this will allow for a full service for each of the three districts from Thursday through Sunday.

Gorey Councillor Joe Sullivan and Enniscorthy Councillor James Browne recently met with the head of the South East Ambulance Service at St John’s Hospital, Enniscorthy and raised their concerns over the ambulance service in County Wexford.

Both councillors said they have been raising this issue for some time and they welcomed the news as a significant step in the provision of a full ambulance service for Co. Wexford.

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HSE Ambulance Service. Pic: Courtesy Brendan Gilligan
HSE Ambulance Service. Pic: Courtesy Brendan Gilligan

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