Hand On Heart take to the streets on two legs and two wheels in support of South East Cardiac Care.
Cardiac Campaigners are calling people to join them on the streets again in Waterford Sunday 23rd September with a ‘Hand On Heart’ cardiac support rally beginning at 12 noon at Bishops Palace on the Mall. The rally will hear from patients and care givers as well as receive the ‘Sean Kelly South East Cardiac Support Cycle’ which has a number of prominent names from the region arriving on two wheels! Among those expected are Hurlers Tommy Walsh, Declan Ruth, Paul Flynn and Austin Gleeson, Rugby players Mick Galway, Ben Cronin and Jack O Donoghue, members of the Blues Soccer squad to include Noel Hunt with many others expected to confirm attendance during the week. HEFSE PRO Matt Shanahan is urging people to come to the Mall with their kids who can hunt some autographs while parents and older family members show support for the event. He is reminding people this is probably the last chance to influence government on the south east cardiac issue with budget estimates to be agreed in October / November on the subject. Shanahan says ‘this 1 hour Rally is equivalent to the ‘golden hour’ which describes the general medical treatment window for successful emergency cardiac care should you or a family member need it’.’ I urge people to come to the Mall at noon Sunday 23rd to show your support for regional cardiac care and not wait to demand it later when the funding and service opportunity required to deliver it has passed’. Further event details can be found on website www.hefse.com.By Mary Morgan Tue 18th Sep