Mayo ICRR is happy to announce the following activity for 2018. 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 96 calls for assistance from the HSE National Ambulance Service. This included 10 road traffic collisions and 6 sick or injured children. Our volunteer doctor also attended 11 cardiac arrests and is the first Emergency Service on-scene in 75% of these serious events. 2 patients were successfully resuscitated in the past year.
Treat and discharge was appropriate for 6 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 86 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. On occasion Dr Horan has to travel in the ambulance with the patient to hospital, continuing treatment en-route.
Mayo ICRR relies on the support of the local community which it serves. We always need both financial and practical support. We have a role to suit most people, including fundraising and logistic and administrative support. If you would like to become involved please see www.mayoicrr.ie/help for details on how to make contact.