Four paramedics at the National Ambulance Service Base in Millstreet, have in the interest of safety, hygiene, desperation and a little touch of madness to shave their heads for charity in the near future.
They would appreciate any sponsorship and donations with gratitude to help their four nominated charities: The Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind, Marymount Hospice, Cork Penny Dinners, and Crumlin Children’s Hospital. Donations can be made on their Go Fund Me page. [read more …] “Millstreet Ambulance – “Brave the Shave””
“Millstreet Community Council welcomes the result of the review carried out recently regarding the Millstreet Ambulance Service. Now, after six years, the Millstreet Ambulance Service is to be fully restored—which is indeed great news. Millstreet Community Council has been working behind the scenes with the H.S.E. on this very important issue.”
Noel Buckley (Chairman)
We thank Noel for this truly uplifting news and we congratulate Millstreet Community Council for having placed such vital focus on the all-important health issue. We all extend a heartfelt welcome back to the fully restored Millstreet Ambulance Service. (S.R.)
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More on the Millstreet Ambulance: The Millstreet ambulance was originally withdrawn over two years ago, and reinstated temporarily 15 months ago after public pressure, and only a day service at that (8am to 8pm).
Recently received from a loyal follower of our website:
“I just have to say a big thank you to the excellent Ambulance Crew last Thursday night, 19th February ( approx. 11pm) for the care and expertise they showed to a very sick friend of mine on route to the Mercy Hospital Cork. I won’t mention any names and I don’t know the two boys on duty on the night in question, but in these austere times of constant cutbacks and overstretched health services, I want to acknowledge their wonderful work and the professional service they provide to the Millstreet area.”
THE entire Duhallow region was left without an ambulance on Saturday last, after the Millstreet service was requested to attend calls in Cork city while the Kanturk unit was called to respond to at least three calls in Mallow.
This is according to a source close to the ambulance service in North who added that this repeated ‘haphazard’ attitude to what should be “a ready to go rapid response emergency unit” will ultimately lead to a person dying because of lack of staff.
Word on the ground a few months ago was that our ambulance were one of the first called into Cork City when they have a shortage in the City, leaving us without an ambulance if there was an emergency.This is definitely not an ideal position to find ourselves in, but that’s just the way the system works whether we like it or not!