Wexford ambulance control is moving to Tallaght
WEXFORD General Hospital's Ambulance Control Centre is being closed permanently this summer, with operations moving to Tallaght, County Dublin.
It is understood that the staff will remain in Wexford, with some working on ambulances and others given business roles for the South East region.
Up until recently there were 11 ambulance control centres spread throughout the country but one by one they are being subsumed into national centres in Tallaght and Ballyshannon, Donegal.
There is concern about how the changes will affect the ambulance service in the county, particularly relating to confusion over placenames which in the past has led ambulances to be diverted to the wrong county due to confusion over an address.
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