24-hour am bu­lance ser­vice vi­tal

July 1992

Bray People - - NEWS -

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.

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