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Three times as many claims against rural maternity units

Claim figures will heighten concerns about the standard of care being delivered around the country

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

9th May, 2015
‘We are now living through a perfect storm’: Dr Sam Coulter-Smith, master of the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin. Picture: Getty

Three times as many legal claims have been filed against maternity units outside Dublin as have been inside the capital, The Sunday Business Post has learned.

The figures, which were collated by the State Claims Agency, are likely to fuel further concerns around the standard of care being delivered in maternity units around the country.

Last week, the health watchdog Hiqa published a damning report into the quality and safety of clinical services and the...

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