Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Ceisteanna (416)

Joan Collins

Ceist:

416. Deputy Joan Collins asked the Minister for Health the level to which staffing levels in the national ambulance service need to fall to before it is considered a national emergency; and the point at which the Army could be called to assist the service [12101/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

Over recent years significant investment has been made in the National Ambulance Service (NAS) both to build capacity and to reconfigure the management and delivery of pre-hospital emergency care services. The objective is to develop a clinically driven nationally co-ordinated system, supported by improved technology.

In relation to the specific operational issue raised I have asked the HSE to reply to you directly.