What has become of cardiac review?


SINN Féin TD David Cullinane has asked health minister Simon Harris for an update on the National Review into Specialist Cardiac Services.

The review will determine whether University Hospital Waterford will be able to provide a round-the-clock cardiac care service.

“This review was initiated in 2017 and first met in January 2018. We are now into 2020 and no report has yet been published,” the Waterford deputy said.

People quite rightly demand safe and assessable cardiac service

“This is a huge issue for the people of the South East. People quite rightly demand safe and assessable cardiac services and this means a 24/7 PPCI service for the region.

“I have written to the Minister for Health requesting a timetable for the completion and the publication of this review.

“Patients in the South East deserve the best outcomes and 24 hour availability of emergency cardiac care is the best way to achieve this.”

The minister established the review in late 2017.


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