Friday 9 December 2016

Row as Lucinda Creighton claims she was criticised by HSE for leaving meeting early to pick up baby daughter from creche

Published 22/05/2015 | 21:15

Lucinda Creighton criticised by HSE for leaving meeting early to pick up daughter from creche
Lucinda Creighton criticised by HSE for leaving meeting early to pick up daughter from creche

RENUA leader Lucinda Creighton has accused the HSE of attacking her for leaving an Oireachtas Health Committee early when she had to pick up her daughter from her crèche.

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Ms Creighton last week grilled HSE boss Tony O’Brien over his handling of he tragic Portlaoise Hospital baby death scandal.

“How can you say you are not responsible, that you weren’t there, that you had nothing to do with it when we know other deaths occurred in 2013? How can you not feel in any way accountable for these occurrences? I can’t comprehend that, given you were directly written to and attended meetings on this,” Ms Creighton said at the meeting.

Last night, Ms Creighton said she was writing about the “cover ups, lies, negligence and the lack if any accountability” in the HSE around the Portlaosie Hospital controversy.

She said instead of addressing her concerns the HSE attacked for leaving the committee meeting.

“They're attacking me for leaving a health committee meeting 15 minutes early (having been there all day) in order to collect my 14 month old daughter from her crèche which was closing,” Ms Creighton wrote on Twitter.

She added: “That's our compassionate caring health service. Maybe some day they'll answer some questions & show some remorse. At least HSE senior management is consistent in its total & utter contempt for parents & families.”

The HSE said it did not want to comment on Ms Creighton's claims.

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