HSE’s O’Brien urges mistakes legislation
The Minister for Health recently abandoned plans to make open disclosure and duty of candour a legal requirement for healthcare staff
Passing legislation that would force healthcare professionals to admit mistakes is critical, HSE chief Tony O’Brien has said.
His comments are likely to jar with Minister for Health Leo Varadkar, who recently abandoned plans to make open disclosure and duty of candour a legal requirement for healthcare staff.
Addressing The Sunday Business Post’s National Health Summit last week, O’Brien said that while the HSE had introduced policies on open disclosure, the policies needed to...
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