Government Fails To Give Any Commitment On New Ambulance Base For South-East

A number of people in Laois have recently been left waiting hours for an ambulance.

The ongoing delay in securing a new ambulance base in Carlow is being described as "unacceptable".

Fianna Fáil TD Jennifer Murnane O'Connor has been raising the matter in the Dáil, calling for a firm commitment that a new base will be built in Carlow town.

It follows Laois County Council's request to meet with the HSE in September, after a number of people were left waiting hours for an ambulance.

The Carlow-Kilkenny TD has been hitting out out at the government for neglecting the issue:

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