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Another untruth uncovered at last nights Cath lab tour in UHW as we learn no recruitment of extra positions has taken place despite Minister Harris’s statement to the contrary! These 4 positions will not be filled until an interventional cardiologist and has been appointed and that position has not even been approved yet!! Wexford people should challenge FG at their conference this weekend! Minister Halligan - when are you going to deliver anything close to what you promised for constituents?______________ The offending statement from Simon Harris published in letter to TDs in January 2019 listed here. ———— From Simon Harris lettter - Approval and funding have been provided for the additional staff required
to facilitate this service expansion and five staff (Grade IV Admin,
Porter, Senior Cardiac Physiologist, Senior Radiographer and Staff Nurse)
have now been recruited on an 8am to 8pm working day basis!
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Getting in practice for April 13th - This giant heart (thank you Team SPRAOI) just one of our new props traveling to Dublin for April 13 demo and our right to South East 24/7 cardiac care. Looking for your support there - Have you the heart to say No? ... See MoreSee Less

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We are HEFSE

We represent the children, adults, citizens of this region, of this republic:

  • We are taxpayers and contributors to the national exchequer.
  • We demand equal rights to healthcare access as is afforded to every other region of this country.
  • We are standing up for our rights to equal access to basic healthcare, which is afforded to the rest of the country.

Why the people of the southeast are being put at risk

The Cardiac Cath Lab at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) serves over 500,000 people across the southeast but only operates Monday – Friday, 9 – 5pm. All other regions in the country have 24/7 cardiac cover and Cath Lab access. Patients in the southeast who suffer heart attacks after 5pm cannot access a Cath Lab in UHW or anywhere else within the 90 minute recommended window.

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HSFSE – ‘Health Equality for the South East’ Needs Help

We are asking you to support:

  • Our right to receive equitable healthcare.
  • Our right to receive full regional health services at UHW.
  • Our right to timely treatment for citizens suffering a heart attack in the southeast.

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Latest Media

Hear what FOI requests have shown in relation to Dept of Health interference in South East Cardiac issue

Upcoming Events

Broken Heart

South East Broken Hearts Cardiac and Hospital Support Rally

Saturday 19th January, 1.45pm – 3.00pm – Glen Waterford City to John Roberts Square

Join with us on the 19th of January and let those entrusted with the care and protection of our lives and those of our loved ones know that we as citizens of this region will not ‘stand down’ until an end to patient abuse and our right to equal healthcare and 24/7 cardiac care in this region has been delivered!

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Lab Distribution in Ireland

The Waterford Lab is the only 5 day service – all other centres have 24/7 cardiac cover. Click on the locations below to see cover for each area.

Derry/Tyrone
2 NHS
Galway
2 Public
1 (+1) Private
Clare/Limerick
2 Public
Armagh
2 NHS
Dublin
9 Public
11 Private
Cork
4 Public
2 Private
Antrim
9 NHS
Kerry
1 Private
South East
1 Public
only 9-5
Mon-Fri