New air ambulance service lifts off – Naughten




Denis Naughten, TD has welcomed confirmation that a second air ambulance, based in County Cork, has become operational. He pointed out that it will take pressure off the air ambulance based in Athlone and provide more comprehensive air ambulance coverage throughout the country.

  Denis Naughten says he secured a commitment to establish a second air ambulance covering the southern part of the country as part of the Programme for Government and to have it incorporated into the Department of Health’s plan for the reform of trauma services across the country.

  Welcoming the commencement of the service, Denis Naughten said: “Ireland had one dedicated air ambulance based at Custume Barracks in Athlone and the development of the second air ambulance at Rathcoole, near Millstreet in County Cork, will allow the Athlone-based service to respond to more emergencies in the Midlands and West of Ireland”.