We are HEFSE

We represent the children, adults, citizens of this region, of this republic:

  • We are taxpayers and contributors to the national exchequer.
  • We demand equal rights to healthcare access as is afforded to every other region of this country.
  • We are standing up for our rights to equal access to basic healthcare, which is afforded to the rest of the country.

Why the people of the southeast are being put at risk

The Cardiac Cath Lab at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) serves over 500,000 people across the southeast but only operates Monday – Friday, 9 – 5pm. All other regions in the country have 24/7 cardiac cover and Cath Lab access. Patients in the southeast who suffer heart attacks after 5pm cannot access a Cath Lab in UHW or anywhere else within the 90 minute recommended window.

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Lab Distribution in Ireland

The Waterford Lab is the only 5 day service – all other centres have 24/7 cardiac cover. Click on the locations below to see cover for each area.

Derry/Tyrone
2 NHS
Galway
2 Public
1 (+1) Private
Clare/Limerick
2 Public
Armagh
2 NHS
Dublin
9 Public
11 Private
Cork
4 Public
2 Private
Antrim
9 NHS
Kerry
1 Private
South East
1 Public
only 9-5
Mon-Fri

HSFSE – ‘Health Equality for the South East’ Needs Help

We are asking you to support:

  • Our right to receive equitable healthcare.
  • Our right to receive full regional health services at UHW.
  • Our right to timely treatment for citizens suffering a heart attack in the southeast.
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A big thank you to Noel Brown Waterford photographer for these images from Sundays Hand On Heart in Walsh Park, Waterford. 24/7 is needed no...

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South East HSE Managers In Line For 2016 ‘Greatest Magic Trick’ - ‘Suspending disbelief through careful illusion is the key to a great magic stunt’ judges say as they confess to being flabbergasted at the disappearance of patients from one long term cardiac waiting list in the South East only to magically reappear on another! Local 24/7 campaigners asked to comment replied, ‘its more about delusion than illusion really - Magicians are hard to come by down here but we seem to have no shortage of clowns’ they say. ‘At least it means people in the South east of Ireland can enjoy a good laugh while they wait 2 years and more to access Cath Lab services’ LOL! And if you need emergency access after 5pm or on weekends the laughs on you! LOL - 2 ... See MoreSee Less

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A big thank you to Noel Brown Waterford photographer for these images from Sundays Hand On Heart in Walsh Park, Waterford. 24/7 is needed now! ... See MoreSee Less

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Catheterisation Labs (cath labs) are facilities in which these services are delivered

  • Diagnostic coronary angiograms
  • Percutaneous coronary interventions (stents)
  • Pacemaker implants
  • Defibrillator implants
  • Loop Recorder & Pacemaker Interrogation
  • Balloon valvuloplasty for narrowed heart valves
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