UHW cath lab relocates to UPMC Whitfield

The cath lab at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) has relocated to UPMC Whitfield for the next 15 weeks.The move is to facilitate the upgrade of equipment.The cath lab was closed on Friday last, February 14th, for essential maintenance and as the team from UHW relocated to the Cork Road.A spokesperson for UHW told The Munster Express on Friday: “The Cath Lab in UHW is closed today due to the UHW team relocating to the Cath Lab in UPMC to facilitate the very welcomed upgrade of equipment in the UHW Cath Lab. Normal contingency arrangements are in place today. The plan for works is expected to be completed by mid-May 2020.”

UPMC Whitfield.

UPMC Whitfield.

Members of the ‘24/7 Cardiac Care for the South-East’ group reiterated their concerns over the weekend. “With a weather warning in place from Met Eireann, tonight a cardiac patient has had to make the long journey to Cork University Hospital for treatment,” members said in a Facebook post on Friday evening. “Yesterday, another cardiac patient had to make the same journey. With a population of over half a million here in the South East, it is a national scandal the way cardiac patients are treated.”

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