10 questions about the Portlaoise baby deaths

10 questions about the Portlaoise baby deaths View Gallery

Maternity services have been under scrutiny in recent weeks, but many questions about this crucial element of healthcare remain unanswered

In June 2013, the Health Service Executive (HSE) published a report into the death of Savita Halappanavar. The vast majority of its recommendations were not implemented.

Chief among them was a national maternity strategy - a vision and plan for maternity care. We still do not have one.

A steering group was finally appointed earlier this month by Minister for Health Leo Varadkar.

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