Where you live has an impact on your chances of surviving a medical emergency.
That’s according to a study whose findings suggest Kerry is one of worst counties in which to fall ill suddenly.
The Study on the Impact of Reconfiguration on Emergency and Urgent Care Networks used CSO data on deaths from emergency conditions from 2010-2012.
Kerry, along with Mayo and Leitrim, had one of the poorest fatality estimates at 19% – marginally above Roscommon which had the worst findings at 22%.
National Secretary of the National Ambulance Service Representative Association, Tony Gregg, says these figures are unacceptable: