Order of Malta mobilises volunteers to support HSE during COVID-19 crisis

first_imgFacebook Previous articleLimerick Chamber” “The COVID-19 outbreak is an exceptional situation that requires an exceptional policy response”Next articleShannon Airport is continuing to facilitate flights to repatriate passengers Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] WhatsApp NewsCommunityHealthOrder of Malta mobilises volunteers to support HSE during COVID-19 crisisBy Cian Reinhardt – March 24, 2020 376 Covid antibody testing opens to public at Shannon Airport Linkedin Government announces phased easing of public health restrictions THE ORDER of Malta Ambulance Corps volunteers are preparing to provide national support to the HSE in the face of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.One of the largest providers of first aid and voluntary ambulance services in Ireland, The Order of Malta is listed as a ‘Voluntary Emergency Services’ resource available to the HSE under the Framework for Major Emergency Management.Following a call for support made by the HSE, the Order of Malta is now beginning to mobilise volunteers and equipment to assist in providing healthcare services to people across the country.Commander John Wright, National Director for the Order of Malta Ambulance Corps says although the groups “top priority” is the well-being of its volunteers, they are “confident in the measures we have put in place” to ensure the organisation is prepared.He said, “we are confident in the measures we have put in place to ensure our organisation is prepared and ready to provide assistance to the HSE in the form of personnel and other assets, including vehicles and equipment as needed. Our COVID-19 task-force is assessing the situation as it develops, and we are in regular communication with the HSE and other emergency bodies.” Twitter Printcenter_img TAGSCoronavirusCovid 19IrelandLimerick City and CountyNewsOrder of Malta RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick health chiefs urge public not to withhold information on virus contacts, as they investigate “complex and serious outbreaks” across midwest region Mass COVID testing to take place at University of Limerick following fresh outbreak of virus among student population Advertisement Institute of Public Health addresses loneliness as a challenge to national health in light of Covid-19 restrictions Email ‘Everything tells us we are moving forward’last_img