« BackHealth Minister defends ambulance service in Kerry

Leo Varadkar, Minister for Transport Tourism and EnterpriseThe Health Minister says the reconfiguration of the ambulance service is the right thing to do.

Concerns have been raised in Kerry about ambulance deployment and response times.

Leo Varadkar says the new National Centre makes sure that the nearest ambulance gets to a patient.

The Minister says the budget for the ambulance service has been increased this year: