Mayo ICRR is happy to announce the following activity for Q2 of 2016. It has been quite a busy period for our volunteer doctor.
In the second quarter of 2016 Mayo ICRR has responded to a total of 37 calls for assistance from the HSE National Ambulance Service. This included 5 road traffic accidents, 6 cardiac arrests and 2 sick children as well as other critically ill and injured patients. Our volunteer doctor responds to an average of 3 calls per week. In many cases, interventions were performed on-scene that otherwise would not have been done until after the patient arrived in hospital.
In one particularly busy weekend our volunteer doctor attended 2 cardiac arrests and a serious road traffic collision. Our doctor accompanied a patient to hospital on board the Irish Coast Guard Rescue 118 aircraft. This work was done in his free time and without financial support from the HSE.
Locals may also have noticed a change of vehicle recently. We now have the use of a Honda CR-V and the distinctive Toyota Hilux has returned to it’s home in West Cork. Many thanks to Irish Community Rapid Response for their continued support.
Mayo ICRR does not receive any central funding and relies on the support of the local community which it serves. We have a role to suit most people. If you would like to become involved please see mayoicrr.ie/help.