Report finds Kerry ‘poorly resourced’ in treating heart failure

A new report finds that where a person lives in Ireland can have an impact on their recovery if they have heart failure. Doctor The study, The Cost of Heart Failure in Ireland, suggests that patients suffering from heart failure are at the mercy of a ‘postcode lottery.’ The report’s author, cardiologist, Ken McDonald told the Irish Examiner that the Cork and Kerry region was ‘the most poorly resourced’ for treating heart failure. He said that more funding is required for cardiac services in counties like Kerry. The cost of heart failure to Irish society has been put at €660 million.