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Press Release – Symphysiotomy Redress Scheme

Press Release 5.12.14 Patient Focus and SOS ltd welcome but are not surprised by the large number of women who have applied for redress under the Symphysiotomy Payment Scheme. We are vindicated in our position that we represented a large number of survivors who wished to avail of a non-confrontational, humane and speedy process. It [...]

Patient Focus supports Ombudsman’s Investigation

Patient Focus received a request from the Office of the Ombudsman to help with their investigation of how public hospitals handle complaints. The Ombudsman Peter Tyndall at the Press Conference to announce this initiative, on Friday 13 June 2014, said - "Despite the high number of interactions with our hospitals, relatively few people complain when [...]

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 , [...]