It follows two high profile incidents where teenagers were left waiting for a long period.
The National Ambulance Service expects the redeployment of staff from emergency covid-19 duties will improve response times in the near future.
Minister of State for Public Health Frank Feighan made the statement in the Dáil.
He was responding to questions from Laois/Offaly Fianna Fail TD Barry Cowen and Sinn Fein's Brian Stanley regarding two recent incidences where teenagers in the midlands were left waiting for an extended period of time for attention.
Laois/Offaly's deputy Cowen says this is a persistent problem which needs to be addressed:
Fine Gael deputy Feighan says the government is committed to improving that NAS: