Wednesday, August 21, 2019

THE sole cath lab at UHW capable of providing emergency cardiac intervention is closed today (Aug 21) and tomorrow (Aug 22) due to equipment failure, and was also closed on Monday (Aug 19) for the same reason.

This means that in the last eight days, the cath lab was open for a total of 20 out of 192 hours.

Recently, the South/South West Hospital Group stated that they were working on a contingency plan for when they close the cath lab for upgrade works. This plan was supposed to be finalised by Aug 7 but as of today, no plan has yet been published.



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