A Waterford Senator says he wants to see the mobile cath lab remain at University Hospital Waterford for the foreseeable future.
The mobile facility has been in place at the Hospital since September of last year, however it’s due to be removed in mid- February.
It’s estimated that around 30 patients a day have been seen for diagnostic procedures during that time, and that numbers waiting on appointments have been significantly reduced.
Fine Gael Senator Paudie Coffey says that he’s hopeful that the facility can retained.
He says he’s hopeful that the national review of cardiac services will demonstrate the need for a permanent facility: “It is my hope, and the hope of my colleagues, that that would show that we have a serious deficit in terms of access to emergency cardiac care here in Waterford and the South East. And that that national review can recommend and essentially trump the Herity Report.”