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Midlands Junior Minister Hits Out At "Unacceptable" Waiting Time For Ambulances

It comes after a second teenager in six weeks was seriously hurt during a sports match but left without medical assistance.

A midlands TD says it's unacceptable that injured sports players are being left unattended by the ambulance service. 

Minister of State Sean Fleming is calling on the head of the National Ambulance Service to personally investigate the situation to ensure it doesn't reoccur in future.

It comes after a second teenager in seven weeks was seriously hurt during a match but left without medical assistance due to lack of resources. 

The Fianna Fáil Laois-Offaly rep says operators should be able to track their vehicles and estimate when they will arrive:

 

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