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Colette Browne: Forget 'communication issue', try staggering incompetence

Published 26/07/2013 | 05:00

HSE Director General Tony O’Brien and Health Minister James Reilly
HSE Director General Tony O’Brien and Health Minister James Reilly

The HSE is no stranger to catastrophe but this latest omnishambles is truly horrifying. Our Lady's Children's Hospital in Crumlin has launched an investigation to determine how 18 families were incorrectly informed their children may have been contaminated by a colonoscope.

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Think about that for a moment. Imagine that yours is one of the families affected.

Think about the worry of having a sick child undergoing tests and then the devastation wrought when the hospital calls to tell you that your child has been exposed to a dirty medical instrument.

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