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Major rally in support of Waterford Regional Hospital today

10 November, 2012 - by David Cullinane TD

Sinn Féin Waterford based Senator David Cullinane has called on the people of the Southeast to come out in their thousands and support the march in Waterford City about the future of the regional hospital.

Senator Cullinane will walk with his wife Councillor Kathleen Funchion who is from Kilkenny and their two young children Emmet and Finn.

Speaking this morning he said;

“I am appealing to people in the Southeast to come out today in huge numbers and march in solidarity and in support of our regional hospital. The downgrading of Waterford Regional Hospital effects young and old, Waterford and Wexford, Carlow and Kilkenny. 

“The downgrading of WRH will decimate services such as cancer care, trauma and cardiology. It will force patients from across the Southeast to have to travel to Cork and Dublin to hospitals already stretched from cutbacks. It will cost lives and cost jobs. 

“The message needs to go out loud and clear today that the people of the Southeast will not stand idly by while such a vital service is stripped away.” Ends

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