Audio: Boil Water Notice and Millstreet Ambulance discussed on Cork Today

Millstreet news items were the topic of conversation when Cllr. John Paul O’Shea spoke to Patricia Messenger on the C103’s CorkToday, this morning. Two different topics were discussed (listen to them above):

  • The boil water notice for tap water in Millstreet, and communication issues with Irish Water (from 22:00 to 30:30), and
  • the removal of the ambulance service from the Millstreet area since last Wednesday which was done with no prior notice, and no consultation with anyone (from 30:30 to 37:00)

More on the Millstreet Ambulance: The Millstreet ambulance was originally withdrawn over two years ago, and reinstated temporarily 15 months ago after public pressure, and only a day service at that (8am to 8pm).

No prior notice, no consultation with anyone was given this time. Even the ambulance staff turned up to work to be told their ambulance was out of service ! It appears to be a resource issue 🙁 . The Millstreet area is now to be covered by ambulances from Kanturk, Mallow, and Killarney, but we will continue to be covered by a rapid response vehicle.

John Paul is encouraging the people of Millstreet to come out and support the Millstreet ambulance. It will be discussed as an order of priority at the next County Council meeting.

In 2014 HIQA said that a fully equipped ambulance should arrive in 18 minutes [ref]. There’s no chance of that happening now 🙁

Fianna Fáil: Cut to ambulance service in Millstreet a further attack on rural community – Cork North West TD, Michael Moynihan has said he is deeply troubled by the decision of the HSE to cut the daytime ambulance service in Millstreet as a result of cost overruns in other areas. “This service was only introduced 14 months ago, and already it’s in trouble. Based on what is being reported in local media, it seems that the HSE have had to cut the service as a result of an increasing overtime bill for the whole North Cork HSE region… read the full article


The audio was published by C103 on Soundcloud




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