Health Minister open to review of cath labs issue in South East

The Health Minister says he’s open to a further review on the issue of cath labs in the South East.

It’s after renewed calls for a 24 hour facility in the area, after a man died en route from University Hospital Waterford to Cork at the weekend.

The man in his 40’s was being transferred by ambulance to Cork University Hospital for treatment on Sunday but suffered a heart attack on the way.

His family say his death was preventable had there been a 24 hour unit available.

Minister Harris says he will always follow clinical advice on health facilities.