Call for ‘proper’ ambulance service

Fianna Fáil councillor Paschal Fitzmaurice has called on the new Government put to put in place a ‘proper’ ambulance service in west Roscommon.

  A new ambulance base opened at Loughglynn in February, but it operates only on a part-time basis and is resourced by Roscommon town’s base.

  Cllr. Fitzmaurice has placed a motion on the agenda of the next meeting of Roscommon County Council, to be held on May 23, on the issue.

  It calls on the “new Fine Gael/Independent Government to put a proper 24/7 ambulance service in place at the Loughglynn base, including dedicated paramedics, EMT (emergency medical technician) staff and an ambulance, instead of a borrowed ambulance staff from Roscommon town”.

  He said that this would ensure that “the people of west Roscommon have a safe ambulance service”.

  Cllr. Fitzmaurice said that the previous administration, comprising Fine Gael and Labour, had failed to put in place such a service.