August 4, 2021

24/7 cardiac care campaigners deliver 5,000 signatures to Taoiseach’s office

Members of the Health Equality For the South East (HEFSE) have delivered a petition with 5,000 signatures to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s office in Dublin.

The signatures were collected in October following HEFSE’s Hand On Heart campaign which featured on-street events.

HEFSE is demanding that the Government immediately commit to a 24/7 cardiac care service for the South-East.

TDs and Senators from Waterford, Wexford, Kilkenny, Carlow and Tipperary arrived to the Dail along with HEFSE supporters and family members of the late Una McDermott.

Ms McDermott died attempting to access cardiac care at University Hospital Waterford last year when the cardiac cath lab was closed.

HEFSE spokesperson Matt Shanahan described the demonstration  as “very positive where we executed delivery of a Hand On Heart promise given to so many who signed voting declarations in past months across the region.”

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