Farmer and father-to-be Thomas Power died in an ambulance near Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, as it was travelling to Cork two weeks ago.
At the time of this death, the catheterisation lab in University Hospital Waterford (UHW) was closed for the weekend. It’s open for cardiac tests and procedures Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm.
Thomas had suffered a heart attack.
Further to this, friends and family members – including Thomas’s sister Catherine Power, above – gathered outside the Dáil this afternoon calling for 24/7 cardiac services in the area.