: Playing blame game over Portlaoise not helping situation Reactions to Hiqa report make it hard to be confident of its implementation Minister for Health Leo Varadkar during a visit to Portlaoise hospital last week. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons ... Irish Times, 3 days ago
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Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher has accused the Government of failing patients by not establishing the long-promised Patient Safety Authority. Deputy Kelleher commented: "Not only was a new Patient Safety Authority promised in ...Noodls, 4 days ago
Standards of maternity care in Ireland have come under scrutiny in the wake of Hiqa's damning report on Portlaoise. The HSE is currently investigating 49 serious incidents but won't identify the hospitals involved. We have compiled a list of serious ...Irish Independent, 5 days ago
Five babies died in Portlaoise Hospital between 2006 and 2013. The maternity unit was unsafe, with insufficient frontline clinical staff, under-resourced to cope with the complexity of care required. Had lessons been learnt from previous HSE ...Irish Independent, 6 days ago
Five women who suffered major obstetric haemorrhage endured delays ranging from 10-100 minutes accessing theatre, according to a national audit examining the incidence of life-threatening complications in maternity units. The finding, contained in ...Irish Examiner, 1 week ago
Opposition parties have demanded to know why a promised inquiry into the deaths of babies at Cavan General Hospital did not take place. Hiqa CEO Phelim Quinn and acting director of regulation Mary Dunnion at Leinster House, Dublin. The ...Irish Examiner, 1 week ago
IHCA says Hiqa report on Portlaoise hospital shows need for well-resourced health service File photograph of Portlaoise hospital. The Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) said a Hiqa report on the hospital highlighted the critical ...Irish Times, 1 week ago Consultants warn of underfunding threat to acute care Irish Times, 1 week ago
HSE chief Tony OBrien has refused to be drawn on whether people would be held to account following the publication of the report on child deaths in the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise. Asked if he had very serious questions to answer, he ...Irish Examiner, 1 week ago Portlaoise Hospital report: Safety service needed within year Irish Times, 1 week ago Analysis: Another damning report, but will anything change? Irish Times, 1 week ago
Book argues the pro-choice movement needs to stop being apologetic and put abortion at the centre of women's lives Against abortion? Don't have one. If only the US feminist, poet, essayist, columnist and author Katha Pollitt could have left it ...Irish Times, 1 week ago
Minister pledges strategy for maternity services in wake of infant-fatalities report Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: Promised the independent patient advocacy service recommended in the report by the State's health watchdog would be fully ...Irish Times, 1 week ago Mothers whose babies died in Portlaoise hospital on advice panel Irish Times, 3 weeks ago
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