Monday 21 April 2014

HSE reviews strategy after Savita case

A review of how the Health Service Executive (HSE) responds to major patient incidents is under way, sparked, in part, by how it managed the tragic case of Savita Halappanavar.

The issue was recently raised at a HSE board meeting and the new strategy will include how it manages these incidences and communications with the people involved as well as the public.

Ms Halappanavar died in University College Hospital Galway last year from septicaemia.She was 17 weeks pregnant and suffered a miscarriage.

Two inquiries are investigating the circumstances of her death. Ms Halappanaver's husband Praveen refused to cooperate with the HSE inquiry or the probe set up by the patient safety body HIQA.

Irish Independent

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