‘Have a heart’ – Kilkenny hurling legends back march for 24-hour cardio care
KILKENNY sporting legends have joined forces with the campaign for 24-hour cardiac care in the South East as thousands from the region prepare to march in Dublin tomorrow.
The march, organised by the Health Equality for the South East (HEFSE), gets underway at 1:30pm in Dublin’s Garden of Remembrance.
Thousands are expected to join the protest to highlight the fact that the South East remains the only region in the country without 24/7 cardio care facilities.
And some very well-known local personalities have lent their influential voices to support the campaign.
Hurling manager Brian Cody said: “The reality is … 24/7 cardiac care service must be delivered for the South East.”
Ten-times All-Ireland winner Henry Shefflin, who recently led Ballyhale Shamrocks to All Ireland club glory, said it’s an issue that directly affects his family. In a video for the HEFSE, he describes the the level of cardiac care available for people Kilkenny and the wider South East as “unacceptable”.
TJ Reid, Lester Ryan, Colin Fennelly, Richie Hogan and Tommy Walsh are among the other well known figures who have lent their support to the campaign.
The HEFSE have urged people to come out in force and support tomorrow’s march.