Tuesday February 18, 2020

The report the government doesn’t want you to see

Clinical care, political pressures, patient risks, grassroots campaigns: the Midlands Regional Hospital in Portlaoise has been mired in controversy for years. A major report has proposed huge changes. But that report has never been published. Until now

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

@susmitchellsbp
12th November, 2017
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The Midlands Regional Hospital at Portlaoise: beset by problems for the best part of two decades Picture: PA

In one case, the box was not big enough for the dead baby boy. So he was squeezed in. His mother said she was afraid to remove him from the box in case she couldn’t put him back into it.

The parents of another child were telephoned to ask how they wanted their baby’s tissue disposed of - despite neither of them giving consent for the hospital to retain it. Parents recalled being...

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