'Have a Heart Day' in Waterford to highlight cardiac care concern in South East

Brian Keyes

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Brian Keyes

Kilkenny hurlers support local campaign

Kilkenny hurlers support local campaign

Three cardiac campaign groups in the South East are combining to organise "Have a Heart Day" on Saturday February 10  to support the  regions call for 24/7 Cardiac Care.

The event begins at 2.15pm and finishes at 3.15pm to mirror the ‘Golden Hour.’ 

The three cardiac campaign groups in the South East - Health Equality for the South East (HEFSE), 24/7 Cardiac Cover for the South East and The South East Patient Advocacy Group (SEPAG) are combining to send a Valentines message to Government.

They  are asking people to support the call on government to implement a second Cath Lab and 24/7 cardiac care at Univeristy Hospital Waterford  for the people of the south east region.

They  are calling on the Taoiseach and the Minister for Health to  immediately review the south east cardiac service on foot of the deployment of a mobile Cath lab which is soon to cease operating at UHW.