29 JUNE 2017
ICSA president Patrick Kent has said cardiac care services at Waterford University Hospital need to be fully resourced for weekend cover. Mr Kent was speaking following recent events which resulted in the tragic death of Waterford farmer Thomas Power.
Mr Kent said “The lack of a 24/7 cardiac care service in the south east region is a disgrace. Our sympathies go out to Mr Power’s family and friends at this very difficult time. Nobody should be denied critical services when they need them most, whatever day of the week it may be.”
Concluding Mr Kent said, “Those living in rural Ireland cannot be expected to accept inferior emergency care services. This preventable tragedy must serve as wake-up call for 24/7 cover to be implemented as a matter of urgency.”