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Managers at HSE flag only half of all serious incidents

There is a national incident management reporting system, under which health managers are supposed to record any serious incidents within 30 days

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
6th May, 2018

HSE managers are notifying the State Claims Agency of only half of all serious reportable incidents that occur in hospitals and in the community.

There is a national incident management reporting system, under which health managers are supposed to record any serious incidents within 30 days.

But the HSE has confirmed that it only managed to report 47 per cent of serious incidents within this time frame to the State Claims Agency for most of last year.

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