Sinn Féin raise ambulance service concerns
Sinn Féin's Pat Sheehan and Colm Gildernew met today with the Chief Executive of the North's Ambulance Service over concerns with recent response times and pressures facing the service.
Speaking after the meeting the Fermanagh South-Tyrone MLA Mr Gildernew commented:
“Today we raised with the Ambulance Service CEO our concerns around growing response times.
"This is an important issue for people and communities particularly those in rurally isolated areas.
"The Ambulance Service provide a vital service to the community and it must be able to deliver services to all who need it, particularly to those in emergency situations."
"The West Belfast MLA Pat Sheehan added:
“It is clear Ambulance staff are delivering these important services in what are often very challenging circumstances.
"As is the case throughout health and social care, staff is the Ambulance Services greatest asset.
"It is important workforce challenges facing the Ambulance Trust is addressed to ensure vital services continue to be delivered to a high standard.”