Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Questions (347)

John Brassil

Question:

347. Deputy John Brassil asked the Minister for Health when he will issue a decision regarding the date the community rapid response air ambulance can start operation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24973/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The HSE National Ambulance Service (NAS) has engaged with the Irish Community Rapid Response (ICRR) regarding the establishment of a charitably funded Helicopter Emergency Medical Service in the South. A Service Level Agreement, developed between the NAS and ICRR, was formally signed by the HSE on 13 June 2019.

The NAS and the ICRR are currently in discussions on agreeing an appropriate date for the commencement of this service.