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The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service is under extreme pressure. Credit: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye

The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service is under extreme pressure. Credit: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye

The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service is under extreme pressure. Credit: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye

Is there a starker commentary on the state of the health service here than ambulances in the Republic being on standby in case they’re needed in Northern Ireland?

That is the situation we find ourselves in this bank holiday weekend as the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) is compelled to reach out to its southern counterpart, the National Ambulance Service (NAS) for help.


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