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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Cardiac Cycle Run Order

Due to potential inclement weather conditions, the decision has been taken to cancel the cycling portion of this event.  The rally will still take place, but at Cathedral Square, instead of Bishops Palace.  We would ask all people who planned to attend to still do so, in support of cardiac care in the south east. Run order of events 10.30am – Assembly of Cycling Ireland and Irish Club licensed riders at the Carraiganore WIT Greenway Car Park 11.20am Cyclists depart Carraiganore for ‘Sean Kelly Cardiac Support Cycle’ into Waterford city Cycle will observe all rules of the road and main […]

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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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No one quoting reports today to say the hospital is not utilized by the regions patients!

University Hospital Waterford says emergency department is “experiencing extraordinary demand”

16 October 2018
University Hospital Waterford has asked the public to think about their care and treatment options and keep the emergency department for the patients who need them most.

The hospital released the statement this afternoon stating that UHW is “experiencing extraordinary demand today”.

The management at UHW has apologised for any inconvenience caused and is asking the public to make full use of GP and primary care services at this time.

University Hospital Waterford’s full statement:

Statement from University Hospital Waterford – 16th October 2018

University Hospital Waterford is experiencing extraordinary demand today (16th October) on its Emergency Department services and is addressing the emergency needs presenting to the best of its ability. Hospital management is asking people to think about all their care and treatment options and keep the ED services for the patients who need them most.

University Hospital Waterford (UHW) is asking the public to make full use of GP and Primary Care services so that ED services are retained for those most in need.

The management at UHW apologises for any inconvenience caused.
542 admitted people are waiting for beds today according to today’s INMO trolley watch.

University Hospital Waterford has the highest number of patients waiting in the emergency departments nationally today for a bed!
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From budget 19-This graph reflects a sharp and consistent increase in national health sector expenditure between 2014 - 2017. Yet 'day case' and 'in patient' activity is falling since 2015 while overall expenditure is rising! This equals rising inefficiency when 'more money delivers less output' and is a perfect example of Department of health planning chaos! If these were the performance metrics of a private hospital or private healthcare business the total management team would be sacked! ... 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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