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The South East needs Heart Attack care!

  • 12-01-2017 10:27pm
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    South East Heart Attack Care protest this Saturday at 2pm, The Forum The Glen, Waterford.

    One recent story was featured by the Mirror - 3 patients, two from Kilkenny and Wexford.
    Pensioner's heart surgery stopped halfway through when emergency patient arrived at Waterford hospital

    Tom O’Dwyer - from Slieverue, Co Kilkenny- had one stent inserted when he was taken out of theatre to allow a critically-ill patient to receive life-saving cardiac treatment.

    Mr O’Dwyer said he understood the doctor was working “under very difficult circumstances” and was glad the other patient was treated – or else they may not have survived.

    He added: “If I were in the doctor’s position I don’t know how I would have felt having to stop in the middle of working on one patient and deal with an emergency.

    “It’s an impossible position to put someone in. Their work shouldn’t be interrupted.

    “While I was waiting in that cubicle for them to finish off my procedure there was a man beside me who had been sent there in an ambulance from Wexford and at about 5.30pm they had to send him home without having anything done.

    That wexford man did not get the healthcare he needed :mad:

    We need 24/7 care like the rest of the country now!