New Ambualnce base for Carlow announced

Date Published : March 8th, 2017    Published By : admin

Minister of State Catherine Byrne has announced that a new location for the ambulance base in Carlow town will see the renovation of an existing building on the grounds of St. Dymphna’s hospital on the Athy road as the new ambulance base for the town.

Emergencytimes.ie reported last year how the then portacabin which was used at the ambulance base was forced to close due to health and safety issues. 

Renovation works at a building at Elm Court on the Athy road where the previous ambulance portacabins is expected to begin later this year and is believed it will involve renovation costs of €300,000.

960 C Ambulance Bane and Cabin
Ambulance crew leaving former Carlow base
Photo: (Declan Keogh / Emergency Times)

Minister Byrne, speaking on behalf of the Minister for Health Simon Harris TD was answering questions raised in the Oireachteas by Senator Jennifer Murnane O’ Connor.

Emergency Times understands that plans are also underway to replace ambulance personnel back into their old base following a review undertaken as part of a Health Safety Authority review which may allow crews use the base again prior to the new building being complete. Remedial work is still ongoing at the old base.

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