24-hour am bulance service vital
A CALL for continued pressure to be exerted to secure a 24 hour ambulance service for Arklow was made by newly elected chairman Peter Mills last week.
So far the ongoing representations of the Council to thr Department of Health to secure suchan ambulance service have proved fruitless. Council chairman Peter Mills said that 24 hour ambulance service was a must for Arklow, a town of over 8,000 people which had no hospital facilites, and they must impress on the Departmenr of Health that a real need for this exists for this service.
He paid a tribute to the present ambulance service on the way that they responded to calls in Arklow but when somebody was very ill a 20 minutes wait for an ambulance could look like two hours.
Cllr Denis Kinsella paid tribute to council colleague Dr Bill O’Connell ont he way he was able to get the ambulance for Arklow issue onto the agenda for the Eastern Health Board, something that he and the late John Sweeney tried but never achieved during their time on the board.