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Abortion: Galway hospital chief executive apologises for Savita death

The chief executive of Galway University Hospital has said the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar, and its aftermath, have had a "devastating impact" on the staff involved in her care.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

@susmitchellsbp
15th June, 2013

The chief executive of Galway University Hospital has said the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar, and its aftermath, have had a "devastating impact" on the staff involved in her care.

"Her death should not have happened. There is terrible guilt, but there are few other professions where the stakes involved are so high and the consequences can be so huge," said Bill Maher, the hospital's chief executive.

Maher said he was "truly sorry" that Halappanavar...

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