Paramedic row wouldn’t have affected Tipp ambulance service

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The National Ambulance Service Representative Association has moved to allay concerns raised when it emerged North Tipperary was left without one of its three ambulances for several hours on Saturday night, while the area’s rapid response unit was also off the road.

The incident occurred when a Tipperary based ambulance paramedic was left stranded at a Laois filling station, following a disagreement with a colleague.

Another ambulance was sent to collect the paramedic.

Michael Dixon of NASRA says he understands that the ambulance in question was at the end of its shift and wasn’t in operation at the time of the alleged incident.

He says he needs a full report on the incident to be certain of what happened.