Una Mcdermott

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Matt Shanahan of the Health Equality for the South East group said it was “very likely” Una McDermott would have survived if there was a cath lab open at University Hospital Waterford (above) on  March 4th last. File photograph: Google Street View

The case of the late Una McDermott highlights the lack of proper cardiac services for some 500,000 people in the southeast and the gross inequality th(...)

Despite suffering three heart attacks, Una McDermott had to wait 19 hours for treatment until University Hospital Waterford’s cardiac unit opened on a Monday morning. She died three weeks later.

A Waterford woman who suffered three heart attacks had to wait 19 hours for an emergency operation because of the lack of cardiac services in the city(...)