Blaney unhappy with HSE response to ambulance controversey

One of Donegal's representatives on the HSE West Regional Health Forum says he is not satisfied with a HSE reponse to the case of a Donegal mother who had to drive her son to hospital while a paramedic worked on him in the back of the family car.

An ambulance was called out by the mother - but it was only staffed by one paramedic because another had phoned in sick.

The HSE says the incident occured only 5 minutes from the hospital and that a clinical decision was taken to transport the patient in the family car rather than wait on another ambulance which was on route.

The issue came up for discussion at last evening's forum, with Donegal representative Councillor Liam Blaney saying the initial response he received is not satisfactory.............