A councillor wants the HSE to trial the use of an air ambulance in Donegal, due to the size of the county.
Independent representative, Michael McClafferty, proposed the motion at yesterday’s meeting of Donegal County Council.
“I propose that this council ask the HSE to explore the possibility of trialling the use of an air ambulance here in Donegal, given the size of our county and the fact that many areas are a considerable distance from a hospital in an emergency situation,” he stated.
Seconding the motion, Cllr Marie Therese Gallagher said there could be two hour wait to get an ambulance from Letterkenny to Dungloe and some parts of Inishowen.
Cllr McClafferty concluded that the Coast Guard Rescue 118 helicopter provides a great service to the county.
“However, what we need is an air ambulance as the helicopter should be for emergency rescues only.”