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HIQA report notes failures in the management, governance, delivery of maternity services

The Health Information and Quality Authority has today published the report of its investigation into the safety, quality and standards of services provided by the Health Service Executive (HSE) to patients, including pregnant women, at risk of clinical deterioration, including those provided in University Hospital Galway (UHG) and as reflected in, among other things, the care and treatment provided to Savita Halappanavar.

Threats made to staff at UHG where significant improvements have been made, meeting hears

A report by the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) into the death of Savita Halappanavar is due to be published by the end of the summer, the first public meeting of the board of the Galway and Roscommon University Hospitals Group heard this week.

Savita would still be alive if termination was carried out earlier, says expert witness

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There were a number of deficiencies in the care of Savita Halappanavar who could have been still alive today had a request for a termination, to progress an inevitable miscarriage, been carried out one or two days after being admitted to hospital, an expert witness told an inquest yesterday.

Midwife confirms making ‘Catholic country’ remark but no hurt was intended

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The midwife manager on St Monica's Ward at University Hospital Galway has confirmed that it was she who told Savita Halappanavar that her pregnancy could not be terminated because Ireland was a "Catholic country" but added that was not meant in a hurtful context.

HSE cuts will set back nation’s dental health by a decade, warn dentists

Almost 68,000 local medical card holders will be denied routine dental treatments, including fillings and extractions as well as dentures and treatment of gum disease, due to HSE cuts, according to the Irish Dental Association.

 

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