Saturday 20 October 2018

'Medics must own up sooner if errors made'

A young girl lost out on vital therapy for over a decade because of the refusal of a doctor and the HSE to admit mistakes had been made, writes Alan O'Keeffe

(Stock photo)
(Stock photo)

Alan O'Keeffe

Parents whose daughter was severely disabled by injuries at birth, said she suffered further because health authorities and a consultant refused to promptly admit mistakes.

Kevin and Mary Conroy said their daughter Roisin would have benefited from crucial therapy in her early years if it was admitted her cerebral palsy was caused by errors made at the time of her birth.

"A prompt admission and payment would have enabled us to pay for therapies she needed," said Mr Conroy (56).

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