Date Released: 07 March 2014
SIPTU has called on the Dublin City Manager, Owen Keegan, to comply with an Emergency Motion passed by Dublin City Councillors on Monday, 3rd March, seeking the suspension of a Review of Dublin Ambulance Services.
SIPTU Organiser, Brendan O’Brien, said; “We are concerned at public monies being unnecessarily spent on this exercise. The Health Service Executive (HSE) has already committed to examining the issues that would be considered by the Dublin review under its Capacity Review of the State’s Ambulance Services announced on Thursday, 27th February.
“If the City Manager decides to commence a separate review of the ambulance service in Dublin we believe there is a strong potential for duplication and unnecessary costs, given that the HSE Capacity Review will deal with the same issues.”
He added: “Our members are also concerned that motions tabled and supported by elected representatives can be simply dismissed by non-elected council officials. This is an unacceptable situation and it is hoped that the City Manager will reconsider his actions.”