Niall Herity

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Tramore-based People Before Profit representative  Una Dunphy: “We are not getting our proper piece of the pie.”   Photograph: Mary Browne

How do you describe Waterford? It’s a summer evening after rain. In the middle of a warren of small streets up a hill stands Walsh Park, Waterford’s(...)

Emily Cahill (4) from Waterford during a protest outside Leinster House over cath lab facilities at University Hospital Waterford. Photograph: Collins

Campaigners for round-the-clock cardiac services in the southeast have called for an end to “medical apartheid” in a protest outside the Dáil. Severa(...)

Thomas Power on his wedding day to Bernadette Power (nee Delaney) last September. The 39-year-old from Dunmore East died while being transferred between University Hospital Waterford and Cork Universirty Hospital. Photograph:  Facebook

The lonely death of Thomas Power in an ambulance near Dungarvan this week is far from the regional issue it might seem to people in other parts of the(...)

Cath lab: each additional 10km that patients must travel could increase absolute mortality rates by 1 per cent. Photograph: Jolife/Physio-Control

The Health Service Executive has made significant errors of judgment in attempting to reorganise cardiac care in the southeast. Beyond the evident inc(...)

Thomas Power on his wedding day to Bernadette Power. Photograph: Facebook

Campaigners for better cardiac services in the southeast have rounded on Minister for Health Simon Harris and the HSE following the death of a local m(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: said he had to follow clinical advice in the provision of services. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The decision not to provide 24/7 cardiac services in the southeast was made on clinical grounds and should not be altered for political reasons, Minis(...)

University Hospital Waterford has one cath lab, which is used to treat patients with serious heart conditions, operating daytime hours, five times a week. Image: Google Streetview

More than 110 hospital consultants based in the southeast have called on Minister for Health Simon Harris to approve a second cath lab in Waterford. (...)

Minister of State for Training, Skills and Innovation, John Halligan who has threatened to resign if the Government does not agree to the expansion of cardiac services at UHW,  but has so far not implemented his threat. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Department of Health briefed against the expansion of cardiac services in Waterford despite promises that a review of the issue would be independ(...)

The medical board at University Hospital Waterford said last week that they were “appalled” that a decision was taken at hospital group level to reduce the risk relating to cardiology services in Waterford and the absence of a second catheterisation lab to treat heart attack patients. Image: Google Streetview

Minister for Health Simon Harris has sought to play down concerns of consultants at University Hospital Waterford that its risk rating in relation to (...)

Independent Minister John Halligan outside Leinster House in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Independent Minister of State John Halligan has called on Minister for Health Simon Harris to engage with cardiology consultants in the southeast who (...)

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