Wednesday 22 February 2017

Two-tier system is real scandal

Published 12/03/2010 | 05:00

THE Tallaght Hospital scandal is a riddle wrapped in an enigma. The riddle is how such a massive dereliction of duty could have occurred. The enigma is the HSE.

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According to the Tanaiste, further clues have yet to emerge.

What we know for certain is that some 58,000 X-rays were never read by a consultant radiologist at the hospital over a five-year period, leading to delayed diagnoses for two patients, one of whom has since died while a second is undergoing cancer treatment.

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