MAN’S 90-MINUTE AMBULANCE WAIT

2 August 2013 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Renewed calls were made on the Health Service Executive this week for substantial improvement of the emergency medical provision in North Monaghan after a case came to light of a Tyholland man who waited an hour and a half for the arrival of an ambulance after suffering a severe haemorrhage.

Independent member of Monaghan Co Council – and former “Hospital Action” TD for Cavan/Monaghan – Paudge Connolly highlighted to the local media the case of Tyholland man Gerard Holland from Killyneill, who is reported to have experienced a 90-minute delay before an ambulance arrived to deal with an emergency medical situation he found himself in.

The case has also prompted Fine Gael member of Monaghan Town Council Tommy Hagan to call on Minister for Health Dr James Reilly to reopen the emergency department of Monaghan General Hospital (see separate story).

Outlining the case in a statement to The Northern Standard this week, Colr Connolly said:
“Mr Holland had been at work on his farm and noticed that he had a wet foot, and discovered that he was haemorrhaging very severely.

“He immediately made his …

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