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2 days ago

Health Equality For The South East - HEFSE

The Ard Ri hotel Waterford is sporting a new look as developer Seamus Walsh, an ardent supporter of HEFSE Hand On Heart has placed heart signage in windows and on roof to highlight our need for 24/7. Seamus is keen that this Iconic hotel as part of Waterford Castle Group is seen to be supporting the regional campaign ... See MoreSee Less

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4 days ago

Health Equality For The South East - HEFSE

Nauseating to hear Simon Harris on Rte radio this Saturday morning using the defence of Children’s health as justification to proceed with a gross overspend of public monies on a vested project not fit for purpose. Children such as these from Mercy Convent should not be used as psychological pawns in Fine Gael ‘SPIN’ to justify incompetence and political largesse! Facts of the matter is this overspend will affect child and adult healthcare nationality for years to come and there’s no justifying that! ... See MoreSee Less

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HEFSE attended Mercy Secondary school transition year students initiative today to send 100s of Valentine cards to Taoiseach Varadkar calling for 24/7. Well done girls and teacher Aoife Byrne. While Leo is thumbing through these notes here’s another brain teaser - What is the opportunity cost in capital lost per county by the children’s hospital overrun? Answer 40 million for every county in the country!! For Waterford that’s 8 cath labs. For Kilkenny and Wexford 12 MRI scanners each. For Tipperary, a 100 hospital bed unit and ditto for all other counties. Why does this only happen to us? Simple - Because we allow it to! ... 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