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2018 Activity for Mayo ICRR’s Volunteer Doctor

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.

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.

Mayo ICRR on IRISH TV

Mayo ICRR featured on an episode of Mayo County Matters on Irish TV on the 8th November 2016.

The presenter, Henry McGlade, interviewed Dr Jason Horan about the work involved in providing the service.  If you missed it, you can watch back on our site.


If you’d like to watch the episode in full, click here.

Responding to the needs of the community

Mayo ICRR featured in an interview with The Mayo News on the 8th of November 2016.

The reporter, Anton McNulty, explored how the service works and the reason why we do this.  We also talk of the impact that providing the service has on family life and the help that we need to keep us up and running.  If you think that you can help in any way, please contact us.

You can read the article in full on The Mayo News website.  Many thanks to Darren Moran Photography for doing a photo-shoot leading up to the article.  Hopefully, you’ll see more of these photos soon.

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Help Save Lives in Mayo

Mayo ICRR is holding two public meetings over the next week:

Westport Sunday 24th April 7pm Westport Plaza facebook-event-button
Castlebar Monday 25th April 7pm Harlequin Hotel facebook-event-button

This important voluntary professional pre-hospital emergency medical service will have to stop it’s service in July of this year, if it can’t get support from the people of Mayo to keep it going. Up and running since September of last year, Mayo ICRR has nine volunteer doctors, who respond to life and death emergencies through the 999 call system, supporting the National Ambulance Service. What Mayo ICRR doctors bring to the scene of an emergency, whether it is a road traffic accident or an injury on a farm, is emergency medical care you would only receive in a hospital, it’s much like a mobile intensive care unit.

This emergency medical service is up and running successfully in other parts of the country and is saving lives in the community young and old, there are a lot of people alive today who are grateful to this service. It’s very important that we get the people of Mayo to help keep and sustain this much needed volunteer medical service that responds to 999 calls and save lives.

We know it’s not realistic to have ambulances and specialised hospitals in every corner of the country but rural locations can pose their own set of challenges for the state emergency response services. Mayo ICRR has volunteer doctors who help and add to these emergency services.  It’s up to everyone in the community to help to try and solve this challenge by doing their part. We have voluntary doctors who live in Mayo, giving up their home and family time to respond to 999 calls in their community. It up to the people of Mayo to support their local doctor who works for free, with their equipment and medical costs as they are making a big sacrifice for the community, giving their time and skills to save lives.

Please come and support Irish Community Rapid Response meetings on April 24th at 7pm in the Castlecourt Hotel in Westport and on April 25th in Castlebar at 7pm in the Harlequin Hotel.