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New Ambulance For Thurles Order of Malta.

Mr Gerard Fogarty, Deputy Officer In Charge, Thurles Order of Malta Ambulance Corps, reports:-

Order of Malta Ambulance Corps Thurles are proud to launch their new road ambulance this month.

The Ford Transit, kindly donated by the National Ambulance Service, will replace the ageing Mercedes Sprinter, which has given the unit in Thurles many years of great service.

As with their other road ambulances, it is fitted with all of the state-of-the-art pre-hospital emergency care equipment and medications required by their personnel (Emergency Medical Technicians and Emergency First Responders) providing the primarily care to cater for all major emergencies. The equipment provided includes:- automated external defibrillator, electrocardiogram heart monitor, terrestrial digital radio, wheelchair/stretcher lift, adjustable stretcher, emergency extrication equipment etc.

The Unit’s fleet of three road ambulances, minibus and off-road ambulance are well-known around Thurles through their involvement in busy work schedules; providing emergency medical support at national and local events including Semple stadium and Thurles Racecourse, while providing transport to sick and special needs passengers, thus ensuring visits to hospital, while also supporting necessary social visits.

Thurles Order of Malta Ambulance Corps Members would like to thank the generous parishioners of Holycross, Ballycahill, and Thurles for their kind support of Annual Church Gate Collections Appeal over the last two weekends.

All funds collected directly contribute to the ongoing maintenance costs of the strong volunteer-operated ambulance fleet.

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