Ambulance took almost three quarters of hour to get to road accident in Ardfert

headerIt took an ambulance almost three quarters of an hour to arrive at the scene of a road accident in Ardfert because there were no ambulances available in North Kerry. The HSE says the necessary staff and vehicles in Tralee and Listowel were dealing with other emergencies at the time of the call. The HSE National Ambulance Service said they got an emergency call from  gardaí last Friday evening at five past five, informing them of a traffic accident in Tubrid, Ardfert. There were no ambulances available in Tralee and Listowel, so a vehicle had to be dispatched from Killarney, which is 26 miles from Ardfert. It arrived at the scene of the crash forty three minutes later. The patient was taken to Cork University Hospital. Sinn Féin councillor Toireasa Ferris says it’s not good enough: [audio_player src=”http://media.radiokerry.ie/mediamanager/embed/audio/15104/medium/”]

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