Tipperary Ambulance Action Group review.

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A study undertaken by a group set up to campaign for the retention of local ambulance resources has found that in the vast majority of cases, ambulances cannot respond to a call within times regarded as best practice. 

The Tipperary Ambulance Action Group undertook its own review of ambulance service by seeing how far each ambulance base vehicle could legally go within the specified target response time. 

The study found that the distance of 12.7km was reached from Cashel, 11.1km from Clonmel and 10.8 from tipperary. 

The distances the organsisation maintains would mean that just 40to 45% of the south tipperary population can be reached within the target response time. 

Tipperary ambulance Action Group is as a result calling on the National Ambulance Service to arrangew a meeting to discuss the findings and to seek assurances that no further reductions are imposed on the fleet