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Massive Surge In 999 Cals Places Strain On National Ambulance Service.

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All calls are currently being directed to only two call centres in the country.

A massive volume of 999 calls in Dublin over recent days has put a strain on the National Ambulance Service.

The huge demand has lead to paramedics from the south-east and the midlands responding to emergency calls in the capital.

The system for dispatching paramedics to emergencies is being scrutinised, with all calls currently being directed to only two call centres in the country.

David Hall, CEO of Leixlip based Lifeline Ambulance Service is calling for a complete overhall of the emergency response service:


David Hall says creating more jobs to facilitate the service is needed to resolve this issue

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