Second air ambulance set for take-off!



Independent TD Denis Naughten has received confirmation that a final proposal for the establishment of a second air ambulance, which will take pressure off the air ambulance based in Athlone, is ready for approval by the Minister for Health.

  “At present Ireland has one dedicated air ambulance based at Custume Barracks in Athlone, and the development of a second air ambulance at Cork airport will allow the Athlone based service to respond to more emergencies in the Midlands and West of Ireland.

  “The development of the second air ambulance has been a priority for me, as it will provide a better emergency service throughout the country with the two air ambulances being supported by the Coast Guard helicopters based in Sligo, Shannon, Waterford and Dublin”.