THE HSE have declined to comment on an ambulance which was stolen from outside the Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise.
A juvenile stole the ambulance from outside the hospital just after midnight on Wednesday night, January 20. The ambulance was recovered in an estate in Portlaoise later that night and a young male was arrested.
He was questioned at Portlaoise Garda Station and a file has been sent to the DPP. A spokesperson for Portlaoise Garda Station said there was slight damage to the ambulance when it was recovered,
It is not clear whether the HSE is to carry out a review of security at the hospit in light of the theft.