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Ombudsman to investigate how public hospitals handle complaints

PRESS RELEASE – EMBARGOED UNTIL 12 NOON, FRIDAY 13 JUNE Ombudsman to investigate how public hospitals handle complaints: Asks public to share their experiences with him of making a complaint Ombudsman Peter Tyndall has today, 13 June 2014, announced a n investigation into how complaints are handled by public hospitals in Ireland and has asked [...]

Father forced to carry his dead baby on lap in taxi inquest told

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A complete lack of ownership and responsibility

To ensure recommendations in the HIQA report into the death of Savita Halappanavar are implemented, Dr Muiris Houston proposes a Medical Council-style sanctioning of health service managers who fail to take ownership of their responsibilities. HIQA’s investigation into her death from sepsis when 17 weeks’ pregnant listed 13 “missed opportunities” which, had they been identified [...]

Woman who received defective breast impants granted leave to apply for judgement against medical com

A Co Roscommon woman, who had defective silicone gel prostheses implanted in her breasts, has been given leave to apply for judgment against Dublin-based Harley Medical Group (Ireland) Limited which is in liquidation. Samantha Gibbs , of Hillside, Ballintubber, Castlerea, is one of hundreds of women who have sued the Harley Group Herbert Place , [...]

Lourdes improved maternity standards

.indo_survey>.wrap{position:inherit; background:#FFFFFF; display:block;} PHILIP MCCABE says he wants to compliment that entire team which took part in the inquiry into his daughter-in-law’s death. .indo_survey>.wrap{position:inherit; background:#FFFFFF; display:block;} However, the father-in-law of Tania McCabe, the garda sergeant who tragically died in childbirth, says he is ‘disappointed and surprised’ by the controversy still raging over safety standards in [...]

Doctor guilty of misconduct told he can keep practising

A WELL-known obstetrician who was found guilty of professional misconduct can continue to practise. .indo_survey>.wrap{position:inherit; background:#FFFFFF; display:block;} Dr Gerry Rafferty, of Mount Carmel private hospital in Dublin, was earlier this year found guilty by the Medical Council of professional misconduct in relation to his treatment of two women. .indo_survey> ...

Consultation with women affected by symphysiotomy to take place and Minister Reilly to meet the repr

The Minister for Health, Dr James Reilly TD, today (23 July) announced that he briefed Government on his views on putting closure on the issue of symphysiotomy for the women involved and their families. Government has requested some further details from the women themselves in advance of making a final decision on the matter. The [...]

HSE set to push local adverse event reviews

Savita Halappanavar By Lloyd Mudiwa. In the aftermath of the Savita Halappanavar tragedy, the HSE is set to implement a new incident management policy from as early as next month, which would allow for “quick local reviews” in a bid to speed-up examinations of adverse events, IMT can reveal ...