Coalition committed to 24/7 cardiac care at UHW

Minister Paudie Coffey is hopeful that services at UHW will be enhanced during 2015

Minister Paudie Coffey is hopeful that services at UHW will be enhanced during 2015

Minister of State Paudie Coffey has re-iterated his commitment to the delivery of 24/7 cardiac care services at University Hospital Waterford (UHW).
“I’ve said it more than once in recent months, and it’s worth stating again: during the boom years, around 2002 and 2003, we only had cardiac care in our regional hospital for two days a week, something I was very critical of but throughout the worst of the recession, that service has been in place for five days a week,” Minister Coffey told The Munster Express.
“Of course I want to see it open seven days a week but that’s not going to happen until we have additional consultants and an additional cath lab. That lobbying is ongoing, I want to see progress on this, I want to see delivery on this and I will continue to lobby on this critical matter.”

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