An 81-year-old man who’s confined to a wheelchair says he and his family were devastated when the HSE cancelled his ambulance at short notice.
Jim Scanlon from Listowel was due to be taken by ambulance to the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dun Laoghaire last Tuesday.
He had an appointment to see a consultant at the National Rehabilitation Hospital last Tuesday and because of the severity of his injuries could only be transported by ambulance.
An ambulance to take Jim to Dún Laoghaire was booked a month in advance.
However less than 24 hours before the scheduled trip, the ambulance service said Jim couldn’t be taken to Dublin due to ‘lack of resources.’
His appointment has been moved to October.
His wife Nora says she hopes there won’t be any further cancellations.