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Monday 21 April 2014

Holles St adds voice to calls for legislative clarity

THE master of the country's largest maternity hospital has added her voice to calls for greater legislative clarity on when doctors can intervene to protect a pregnant woman's life.

Dr Rhona Mahony, master of Holles St in Dublin, said there needed to be more guidance for doctors on when to intervene when the probability of a risk to the mother's life leaves them in a grey area.

Dr Mahony was commenting in the wake of the death of Sativa Halappanavar in Galway hospital after suffering a miscarriage and suspected septicaemia.

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