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Ambulance Service considering industrial action

Claims under-resourced service is under huge strain by David Forsythe AMBULANCE crews in West Cork are seriously considering taking industrial action to highlight what they say is an under-resourced and underinvested service, the West Cork Times has learned. Emergency crews who belong to the SIPTU union have already met to discuss ongoing problems in the service both in West Cork and in other parts of the county and country.

Man rescued by Coast Guard at Dunlough Bay

A 54-year-old male was rescuded by the Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 115 at Dunlough Bay on the Mizen peninsula after getting into difficulties in the area yesterday (Monday).   The man was stabilised at the scene by the Goleen Coast Guard and the National Ambulance Service before being airlifted to Cork Univeristy Hospital for further treatment.

“Reckless and opportunistic scaremongering” – local TD attacks West Cork ambulance protests

CLONAKILTY-based Fine Gael TD Jim Daly has launched a scathing attack on West Cork SOS ambulance protesters who are planning a four-day bed push to Cork University Hospital starting on Wednesday.   Deputy Daly described as “reckless and opportunistic” plans for the bed push from Skibbereen to Cork to protest against planned changes to ambulance services in West Cork.

SOS campaigners march on

THE lashing December rain couldn’t deter members from the West Cork SOS campaign who embarked on a two-day “stretcher push” today from Skibbereen to Bantry. The group are pushing a symbolic stretcher complete with blue flashing light between the two towns to raise awareness of the ongoing campaign against proposed changes to ambulance services in West Cork.