The Chairman of the National Ambulance Service Representative Association (NASRA) has described media reports that phone calls in the National Ambulance Service (NAS) were routinely recorded as very disturbing and worrying.
Speaking at the Annual Delegate Conference of NASRA in Tullow, Co Carlow, Michael Dixon called for a full investigation by the HSE into the allegations that internal and external phone lines in the NAS were recorded and recordings were shared with other State agencies.
NASRA National Chairman Michael Dixon, on RTE's Morning Ireland responding the Primetime Investigates Programme - The Ambulance Service Uncovered - which detailed a National Ambulance Service in crisis.and how across the country, lives are regularly put at risk arising from delays in response times.
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Michael Dixon on Morning Ireland
NASRA Chairman Michael Dixon, interviewed on RTE's Morning Ireland says the ambulance service lacks the necessary resources and personnel to meet HIQA response times.
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NASRA Chairman, Mick Dixon on Shannonside Radio where he called for life jackets to be present on any ambulances in counties where high numbers of people are navigating waterways.
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NASRA National Chairman Michael Dixon and National Secretary Tony Gregg addressing the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children on the issue of delayed response times at its meeting on Feb. 25th
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NASRA National Secretary, Tony Gregg highlights cutbacks in the ambulance service in Kerry on Kerry Local Radio. Click on link to listen.
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