Friday, 30th September 2016
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Major discussion document on need to invest in UHW by Sinn Féin

Two days after thousands of local people marched in appalling weather through the centre of Waterford in support of cardiovascular services in University Hospital Waterford, Sinn Féin have launched a major policy discussion document on the hospital services.

Waterford Sinn Féin TD, David Cullinane and Sinn Féin Health spokesperson, Louise O’Reilly, T.D. at a press briefing in the Tower Hotel on Monday, told the media that since 2011 services and capacity at the Hospital have been in serious decline. Bed capacity has reduced, waiting times have gone up, capital and operational funding was reduced and is only now returning to 2008 levels.

David Cullinane, TD said that the Herity Review had set us back in terms of what was required in University Hospital Waterford. It’s terms of reference was not what it should have been. He said that he has tabled 60 Parliament Questions on the health service and a topical Parliamentary Question which he hopes will be taken as soon as the Dáil resumes this week.

Since 2009 we have seen a serious lack of spend and... Read more »»

Major discussion document on need to invest in UHW by Sinn Féin

Major discussion document on need to invest in UHW by Sinn Féin

ISO energy management award first for WIT

ISO energy management award first for WIT

Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) is the first institute of technology in Ireland to be certified to the international best practice energy management system I.S EN ISO 50001:2011, an... Read more »»

Cllr Mulligan furious at yet another snub to Waterford and South East!

Cllr Eddie Mulligan has condemned the recently released Inland Fisheries Irelands (IFI) Corporate Plan 2016-2020.

“I am furious that our estuary communities are yet again being ignored. The IFI have been very short-sighted for overlooking Heritage Fisheries, on the Suir Estuary, and disregarding the potential for an artisan fisheries tourism development strategy. The omission of these two projects, as corporate objectives is I feel, yet another snub to Waterford and the South... Read more »»

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    People of the South East show “absolute disgust” for MinisterHarris’ decision re UHW Cardiac CareDear Minister Harris,The people of the south east came out in their thousands in the pouring rain on the 24/09/16 to show you their absolute disgust at your decision to deny them the much needed, long awaited and long promised second cath lab at UHW Waterford. It was stated on RTE News 2 weeks ago that your decision not to do so was based "on the expert opinion of an independent clinician". We al …

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