Savita report exposes health service's lack of accountability

Despite the findings of a number of reports, Hiqa remains powerless to make Irish hospitals safer, writes Susan Mitchell.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
12th October, 2013

When the report into the tragic death of Tania McCabe was published in 2008, Labour health spokeswoman Jan O'Sullivan called for ''guarantees that this report will not join the myriad of others that have ended up gathering dust on a HSE shelf''.

Unfortunately, this is exactly what happened.

Last week, the Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) published its report into the death of Savita Halappanavar, who died on October 28 last year. It made for...

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