Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Questions (104)

Denis Naughten


104. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Health his plans for the development of the air ambulance service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30023/13]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The twelve month emergency aeromedical support (EAS) service pilot has now been completed. The EAS pilot is currently being reviewed and that assessment is expected to be completed shortly.

In relation to the continuation of the service, I have agreed with my colleague, the Minister for Defence, to an extension of aeromedical support by the Air Corps to the EAS service for a period of up to three months, pending receipt and consideration of the report on the review of the pilot.