Friday, October 16, 2020

Mayo University has shelled out €414,000 on private ambulance costs in the first six months of this year.

It has been revealed that the HSE has spent almost €4.5 million on private ambulances during the same period with an additional €14.3 million going on taxis.

Letterkenny University Hospital had the highest bill at €629,000 with MUH coming in at €414,000.

Private ambulance providers are used for non-urgent cases when the National Ambulance Service is not available.

The HSE said taxis are often used where an ambulance is not needed, such as transferring dialysis patients from home to acute hospitals.

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