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Thousands call for Government to  Have  A Heart

Thousands of people from Waterford were joined by neighbours from Kilkenny, Wexford and Tipperary to protest at the lack of 24/7

Cardiac Care for the South East on Saturday 10th February last.

Organised by a number of local and regional advocacy groups, the ‘Have A Heart’ march left from the Williamstown Centre in Ardkeen at 2.15pm and made it’s way to the grounds of University Hospital Waterford.

No More "Fudge"

In a statement issued on behalf of The South East Patient’s Advocacy Group (SEPAG) dated 12th February 2018 Hilary O’Neill, Chairperson said:

"We would like to commend each and every person from the South East who came out on Saturday to defend our right to 24/7 Cardiac Care at UHW.

We understand that all 19 Oireachtas members from the southeast are meeting with Minister Simon Harris on Wednesday 14th February at 3.30pm.

In this regard we are calling on all our elected representatives to impress upon the Minister for Health that there can be no more "fudge" and he must find a way to set aside the Herity Report and implement the second cath lab and 24/7 cardiology services at UHW as recommended by Prof. John Higgins in 2012 without any further delay.

If the Minister for Health does not comply with this request, the South East Patient Advocacy Group is calling on all 19 of our South Eastern representatives to immediately put down the Private Members Motion that was previously drafted and requested by us to be put down last November."

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