Enhanced cardiac care a priority for the South East - David Cullinane TD
Speaking at a major health Rally in Waterford City today Sinn Féin TD David Cullinane said enhanced cardiac care is a big priority for people in the South East. Deputy Cullinane was joined at the Rally by Sinn Féin councillors from across the region.
Speaking from the Rally Teachta Cullinane said:
“Again today thousands of people from across the South East came out to demand a second permanent Cath Lab at University Hospital Waterford and 24/7 emergency cardiac care.
“Progress has been made in recent times. Through the collective efforts of campaign groups, local and regional politicians and people power the Government moved and have provided the funding for a second Cath Lab.
“This must be put in place as quickly as possible. Both Labs need to be capable of performing diagnostic and intervention work.
“However the priority is to deliver 24/7 emergency PPCI. The South East has a population of 500,000 people. University Hospital Waterford needs to provide all modalities of cardiac care on a 24/7 basis. The people will continue to campaign until this is achieved