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  • Air Ambulance

    I have not seen this posted yet,

    http://www.rte.ie/news/2009/0216/airambulance.html
    "Why am I using a new putter? Because the last one didn't float too well." -Craig Stadler

  • #2
    Nothing new here just a publicity tour.

    "The Bulker helicopter arrived in Cork today and will operate eight hours a day during weekdays."

    Completely incorrect. the 'Bolkow' arrived in Cork yesterday for a three day tour.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Tadpole View Post
      Nothing new here just a publicity tour.

      "The Bulker helicopter arrived in Cork today and will operate eight hours a day during weekdays."

      Completely incorrect. the 'Bolkow' arrived in Cork yesterday for a three day tour.
      I think they ment whrn operational, is there a SLA with HSE for its use?

      300k is not a lot for an air ambulance service

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      • #4
        €300,000 is just to set up.
        On six One last night they quoted €85,000 per month operating costs, approx €1 mil per year.
        ie the start up costs, which havent yet been rasied, have to be turned over every 3.5 months!

        No HSE SLA as far as I am aware. At last I heard HSE would not get involved in charity organisations because if they fell through the HSE would be left carrying the can.

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        • #5
          There was a post a while back about an Irish HEMS service, there is a HSE report on it available online. There was also a post about an organisation asking was it legit (can't find it now - think it was called "alpha 5" or something like that). I've since found out it is and they are/will operate out of Enniskillen.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Tadpole View Post
            No HSE SLA as far as I am aware. At last I heard HSE would not get involved in charity organisations because if they fell through the HSE would be left carrying the can.
            I have to question in that case how they are going to get called out, all of the UK Air Ambulances are called out by the Ambulance Control operators.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by DeV View Post
              There was a post a while back about an Irish HEMS service, there is a HSE report on it available online. There was also a post about an organisation asking was it legit (can't find it now - think it was called "alpha 5" or something like that). I've since found out it is and they are/will operate out of Enniskillen.
              I had a look at the site and there seems to be no updates since last year. I wonder how far they have progressed.

              http://aa999.co.uk/

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              • #8
                There main aim at the minute is fundraising.

                There was a write up in Emergency Service Ireland magazine I think but can't find it now.

                http://www.oceanpublishing.ie/backis...ergency/26.htm
                Last edited by DeV; 17 February 2009, 18:51.

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                • #9
                  Can anybody tell me when this body began fundraising?

                  As of 12/09/08 they had €195,000. They require €85,000 per month to keep running. I assume therefore they commenced not long before 01/06/08?
                  This would be a measure of the areas capability to support such an operation

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Tadpole View Post
                    Can anybody tell me when this body began fundraising?

                    As of 12/09/08 they had €195,000. They require €85,000 per month to keep running. I assume therefore they commenced not long before 01/06/08?
                    This would be a measure of the areas capability to support such an operation
                    I believe they have been fundraising a lot longer than that, certainly I heard abotu them well over a year ago.

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                    • #11
                      http://www.allirelandairambulance.com/

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