Hiqa extends remit of Galway inquiry

Health watchdog Hiqa will launch an inquiry into care provided to all critically ill patients at Galway University Hospital, not just pregnant women or the late Savita Halappanavar.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
25th November, 2012

Health watchdog Hiqa will launch an inquiry into care provided to all critically ill patients at Galway University Hospital, not just pregnant women or the late Savita Halappanavar.

Hiqa has yet to publish terms of reference for its statutory investigation, but it will also benchmark the care provided against the international evidence of what is known to achieve best outcomes.

Hiqa's conclusions after comparing Ireland's obstetric practices with best practice internationally will be of great...

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