Friday 20 October 2017

Fionnuala McCarthy: This is what happens when an overstretched health service is inadequately funded

Fionnuala McCarthy

Fionnuala McCarthy

The leaked contents of the report into Savita Halappanavar’s death make for uncomfortable reading.

In the weeks following her death, much of the debate was taken up by abortion rights, and the State’s need to legislate.

But what the draft report by the Health Service Executive highlights so clearly are the effects of cutbacks on patients who enter our health service, which in the case of Savita Halappanavar, ended with her tragic passing.

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