The air ambulance service based out of Custume Barracks in Athlone performed over 420 missions from January until the end of August this year, local TD Denis Naughten has been informed.
Figures provided him by the HSE outlined the number of requests received by the air ambulance: January – 31, February – 49, March – 44, April – 55, May – 61, June – 71, July – 56 and August – 60.
The HSE also confirmed that there had been no interruption to service as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The frequency of call outs clearly highlights the importance of this service to communities throughout the region,” stated Denis Naughten.
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