Statement from Minister for Health Simon Harris
Like all of us, I was numb when I heard about this terrible tragedy. I visited the hospital this evening to extend my sympathies to the family on the death of their loved one.
I also wanted to support the incredible efforts of the staff in Naas General Hospital on what was an extremely difficult and upsetting day and to convey my hope of a full recovery to the injured paramedic staff.
The Director General of the HSE has briefed me on the situation and informed me that a number of investigations will now take place.
My thoughts and prayers remain with the family of the deceased man and with the injured paramedics.