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.

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Use of Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 117 in past days to transfer a heart attack patient

The use of Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 117 in past days to transfer a heart attack patient from University Hospital Waterford  to Cork University Hospital yet again demonstrates the need for a 24/7 Cardiac service in the South East region. The transfer times alone are far in excess of the clinical standard given the need for aircraft re-tasking and the requirement to access non hospital campus landing sites due to the aircraft size – this contributes to excessive treatment delay and sub optimal health outcomes. The contracted Coast Guard helicopter service (5 Sikorsky S-92’s) costs the state 68 million euro […]

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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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The treatment of the Conroy family in Galway concerning the death of their six-year-old daughter Ava is another lesson in how the HSE deals with vulnerable families. Despite a full admittance of liability and medical mistreatment of Ava by Galway University Hospital in the high court today, the HSE has challenged the family's claim for recognition of this service failure every step of the way going back to 2011 forcing the family to successfully sue the state for some acknowledgement of the mistreatment of their daughter. That it has taken six years and endless heartache for this family to receive an apology and acknowledgement of the loss of their daughter and the hospitals failures is a disgrace. There is no transparency, no culpability and no accountability in the way the HSE carries out its business directed and managed by the Department of Health - a Dept which can surely be seen now to be just as dysfunctional as the Department of Justice in the way it conducts itself and it's subordinates. The cardiac situation in the south-east is just another example of stonewalling, creating obstacles and failing to admit that they have gotten it wrong and can't own up to the fact. ... See MoreSee Less

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New measures announced by Leo Varadkar to 'shine a light' into the Dept of justice should be extended to the Dept of Health also - the same situation exists there also where senior civil servants act independently and with impunity and are subject to no public scrutiny as to their policy recommendations or independent review of analysis that supposedly underpins it. And they have a Minister who has no sense of personal responsibility or courage to question those or the veracity of information they are providing to him. ... See MoreSee Less

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Catheterisation Labs (cath labs) are facilities in which these services are delivered

  • Diagnostic coronary angiograms
  • Percutaneous coronary interventions (stents)
  • Pacemaker implants
  • Defibrillator implants
  • Loop Recorder & Pacemaker Interrogation
  • Balloon valvuloplasty for narrowed heart valves
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