Outrage as staff shortage leaves mom driving sick child to hosipital

first_img Google+ Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Twitter Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey News Pinterest Facebook Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Previous articleFour issued with Public Order offences after Strabane disturbanceNext articleCalls for person accusing Councillors over expenses to provide their name News Highland Twitter Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH center_img Sinn Fein is expressing outrage at an incident in Donegal last week during which a mother had to drive her unconcsious daughter to hospital while a paramedic worked on her 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.He was then unable to drive the ambulance and treat the child at the same time – and a backup ambulance was 45 minutes away.The child has recovered after receiving the necessary hospital treatment.But Sinn Fein’s Pearse Doherty says the paramedic was unable to do his job because of cutbacks:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/13pearAMBULANCE.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton By News Highland – November 26, 2012 Outrage as staff shortage leaves mom driving sick child to hosipital Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img