University Hospital Waterford

The South East Patient Advocacy Group (SEPAG) To Hold A Public Meeting ON Monday 7th November

18 October 2016 Latest News Local News News

The South East Patient Advocacy Group (SEPAG) will hold an open public meeting at 7.30 p.m. on Monday 7th November 2016 at The Granville Hotel, Waterford and all are welcome to attend.

The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the ongoing battle to have the long awaited and much anticipated 24/7 cardiac care services and the second cath lab implemented at University Hospital Waterford without any further delay.

“We feel that in light of recent revelations regarding the Herrity Report and the alleged political interference, manipulation of the risk assessment register, the population figures and the terms of reference furnished to Dr. Niall Herrity that Minister Harris can no longer rely on the independent expert clinical advice he claims are contained in the report”

revealed Hilary O’Neill, one of the founding members of the group.

“We are therefore inviting all county councillors, TDs and Ministers from Waterford, Kilkenny, Wexford, Tipperary and Carlow to meet with the people and the cardiologists and consultants from UHW to offer an in depth explanation as to why this serious matter is being thrown around like a political football by their respective political parties.”

The group’s intention is to once again organise a protest march on Saturday 12th November beginning at 2.00 p.m from Ballybricken in Waterford City and they would urge as many people as possible in the south east region to come out on the day.

The intention is to send a very clear message to Minister Harris that the people of the south east will not accept the flawed findings of the Herrity Report and are once again urging him to review his position on the matter.

Both Hilary O’Neill and Yvonne Cooney can be reached by contacting: Paul Allen & Associates, Public Relations, 4 Upper Mount Street, Dublin 2. Tel: 01-6769575 Fax: 01-6769518

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