70% Rise In Number Of Deaths Before An Ambulance Arrived On The Scene

In the midlands, the average wait time for an ambulance is over 25 minutes.

There's been a 70% increase in the number of times a person has died by the time an ambulance got to their home, in the past eight years.

That's according to figures released to Aontú show in over 1,000 callouts last year, a person had died by the time of arrival.

The midlands has one of the longest response times in the country, at an average of 28 minutes, which is second only to the southeast.

Aontú Leader and Meath West TD Peadar Toibín, says the Government is failing to recruit paramedics:

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