Busy 2017 for Mayo ICRR’s Volunteer Doctor

Mayo ICRR is happy to announce the following activity for 2017. It has been quite a busy year for our volunteer doctor, with a number of significant call-outs.

In the past year Mayo ICRR has responded to 131 calls for assistance from the HSE National Ambulance Service. This included 8 road traffic collisions and 4 sick children. Our volunteer doctor also attended 14 cardiac arrests and is the first Emergency Service on-scene in 71% of these serious events. 2 patients were successfully resuscitated last year.

Treat and discharge was appropriate for 8 patients, where it was determined that they did not require an ambulance to bring them to hospital. This frees up valuable pre-hospital resources and avoids an unnecessary wait in the Emergency Department.

Overall, Dr Horan spent 105 hours directly responding to some of the most serious calls in the county. This enables, when necessary, interventions to be performed on-scene that otherwise would not have been done until after the patient arrived in hospital.

This Christmas period has been particularly busy, with three call-outs before lunchtime on Christmas Day alone.

We have also just taken delivery of a new Renault Kadjar, which is one of a fleet of vehicles donated to Irish Community Rapid Response by Renault Ireland. This is our third vehicle since the scheme was founded and replaces the much-loved Honda CR-V. We are also looking forward to some new equipment in 2018 which will expand our ability to provide safer and better care to the community.

Mayo ICRR relies on the support of the local community which it serves. We urgently need both financial and practical support. We have a role to suit most people. If you would like to become involved please see www.mayoicrr.ie/help for details on how to make contact.