Fianna Fáil TD for Wexford James Browne has welcomed the news that the HSE has agreed to increase the number of ambulances and paramedics based in Co. Wexford to allow for 24/7 ambulance provision in the county.

“This move will see 7 ambulances available in the county during the day, with four available at night and six available at the weekend. The announcement also included an additional five paramedics based in Enniscorthy”, said Deputy Browne.

“The 24/7 cover is expected to begin in January, once the roster negotiations with the paramedics are finalised.

“This is the news we have all been waiting for in Wexford, and is long overdue. It’s an issue I have been raising long before I was a TD and I am very pleased that it is now finally coming to pass”.