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Ambulance Service: Single-manned Paramedic Vehicles

Volume 689: debated on Wednesday 21 February 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many single-manned paramedic vehicles are currently operating in Northern Ireland. [HL1915]

There are nine single-manned paramedic vehicles (known as rapid response vehicles) currently operating in Northern Ireland.

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Where the single-manned paramedic vehicles operating in Northern Ireland are located. [HL1916]

Three of the rapid response vehicles are located in the western division and based at Altnagelvin, Omagh, and Enniskillen ambulance stations. One vehicle is located in the southern division, based at Armagh. Two vehicles are located in the northern division, based at Coleraine and Antrim. The remaining three vehicles are located in the eastern division, based at Lisburn, Bangor, and Ardoyne.

Although based at these locations the rapid response vehicles are deployed throughout the day as and when required.