Minister Ring Praises Community Volunteers For Saving Lives

Mayo ICRR featured in an article in The Mayo News on 16 January 2018.

Minister Michael Ring (Rural & Community Development) thanked all the organisations in the locality who provide emergency care on a voluntary basis on behalf of the State.

Reporter Anton McNulty interviewed our volunteer doctor about the donation of the new vehicle (Kadjar, pictured) from Renault Ireland.  We have also received new equipment thanks to the Clár grant.  The new defibrillator / monitor (Lifepak 15) and automatic CPR device (LUCAS 2) are introduced into service this week.

ICRR and UCD CEMS were also on hand to deliver emergency equipment to local GPs as part of the MERIT 3 project.  We got a chance to meet JJ Burke Car Sales, our local Renault dealership who will be looking after out vehicle.

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 Celebrates 2 Years of Activity

This week sees Mayo ICRR providing a critical care service in the Mayo region for the past 2 years.

In this time we’ve responded to 261 calls with the HSE National Ambulance Service, which have included critically ill and injured adults and children and 33 cardiac arrests.

This map shows the range of places we have visited over the 2 years, including some over the “border“…  Locations are approximate and each dot represents a locality and not an individual call.

Thank you to everybody who makes this possible.

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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16% Increase in Emergency Call-Outs For Local Volunteer Doctor

Mayo ICRR is happy to announce the following activity for Q3 of 2016. It has been quite a busy period for our volunteer doctor, with a further increase in activity of 16% on our previous quarter.

In the third quarter of 2016 Mayo ICRR has responded to a total of 43 calls for assistance from the HSE National Ambulance Service. This included 3 road traffic collisions, 5 cardiac arrests and a number of critically ill and injured patients, both adults and children. 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.

On one particular call-out to a cardiac arrest call our doctor was quickly on-scene and worked with members of the public who continued to perform CPR which allowed our doctor to provide advanced care and the combined efforts successfully resuscitated the patient. He then travelled to hospital with the patient and the HSE ambulance crew, continuing to provide care en route. This is an excellent example of the chain of survival in action and shows the importance of community-based responders.

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.

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