Over 500 calls in Kerry to 999 take twice and three times as long to respond to in Kerry than recommend by the HSE.
Figures released by the HSE following a long investigation by Senator Mark Daly have revealed that every day in Kerry a critically ill patent could be waiting up to an hour for an ambulance. The response time released to Senator Daly show the shocking facts are that in some emergency cases in the county it will take 3 times as long to reach the patient as the recommended target set by the HSE themselves.
“In Kerry the HSE removed the 2nd emergency ambulance from Killarney and prior to that they took the emergency ambulance from Millstreet which covered South & East Kerry and Killarney, that is why the response times are so bad” said Senator Daly.
Senator Daly has written to the Minister asking for a meeting with him, the National Ambulance Service and the HSE