Friday February 28, 2020

Mahony sounds alarm on legal issues

The master of the National Maternity Hospital has warned that our legal system is hurting our health service

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

@susmitchellsbp
25th November, 2018
Dr Rhona Mahony, master of the National Maternity Hospital Picture: Fergal Phillips

The behaviour of medical negligence solicitors is threatening open disclosure in the health service, according to the master of the National Maternity Hospital in Dublin.

Dr Rhona Mahony said the hospital had witnessed “various media outlets being used to propagate a range of misstatements in relation to clinical cases despite legal processes being in train”.

She said the hospital was “deeply constrained in its ability to correct the public record” as it could...

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