Positive news for patient transfer services in the mid-west.


The HSE Ambulance Service has confirmed to Minister of State Alan Kelly that seven new positions are to be created in the Mid West for intermediate care staff.

They will operate intermediate care vehicles to transfer non emergency patients between Limerick, Nenagh & Ennis hospitals.

Alan Kelly says the appointments will allow greater and more timely movement of non emergency patients between the hospitals, helping to alleviate pressure in particular on Limerick Regional Hospital.

It will also facilitate patients from North Tipperary to get back to Nenagh Hospital for after care following acute procedures in Limerick.