Changes made to protect patients

Between 1974 and 1998, when Dr Michael Neary was a consultant in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, he essentially worked alone.

6th September, 2008

Between 1974 and 1998, when Dr Michael Neary was a consultant in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, he essentially worked alone.

While representatives of the training colleges made regular visits, nobody questioned his procedures, and the maternity unit effectively worked in isolation, often under tight financial pressures. He was never required to update his skills or partake in retraining during that time.

Now all this is changing, thanks to a number of improvements hastened by...

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