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 […]

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 […]