McCarthy anger over ambulance cover news

Alliance Party Health Spokesperson, Kieran McCarthy MLA has expressed anger at plans to introduce more rapid response vehicles saying some might use them as substitute for an ambulance. He compared the exercise to the story of ‘the emperors’ new clothes’.

Kieran McCarthy stated: “As I have said before this plan will mean that vehicles that cannot carry people to hospital could replace ambulances. That would not be an acceptable situation and I will oppose any such moves.

“This could be the political equivalent of the emperors’ new clothes – replacing good ambulance cover with something which is insufficient!

“The public will be worried by this announcement because they will fear that some ambulances may be lost with the introduction of these rapid response vehicles.”


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