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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

28th February, 2016
Tony O'Brien, director general of the HSE Pic: Maura Hickey

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...

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