THE hospital that treated Savita Halappanavar has issued an apology to her husband.
Bill Maher, the Group Chief Executive of the West / North West Hospitals Group, said:
"On behalf of University Hospital Galway, I would like to apologise to Mr Halappanavar and family for the events related to his wife's care that contributed to her tragic death and to offer our sincere sympathies to all concerned.
"The board and management of the West / North West Hospitals Group are determined to ensure the safety and welfare of all patients attending UHG and the other six hospitals in our newly established Group.
He added that a special board meeting will be held next week to consider the findings of the report, and what further action could be taken.
"We have already made considerable progress in implementing the recommendations from the HSE investigation and the coroner's inquest." he said in the statement.
He said these new measure included: "the implementation of early warning scoring systems; the education of all staff in the recognition, monitoring and management of sepsis and septic shock; the introduction of a new multi-disciplinary team-based training programme in the management of obstetric emergencies, including sepsis; and improved communications procedures for doctors' handovers."
"I am confident that the recommendations from the three investigations will result in changes and improvements in the care of pregnant women." he concluded.