Sorry seems to be the hardest word: The HSE is reluctant to own up to culpability

Sorry seems to be the hardest word: The HSE is reluctant to own up to culpability View Gallery
Dylan Gaffney Hayes, aged eight, with his parents Thomas Hayes and Jean Gaffney, and sister Shauna at their home in Waterford. Picture: Dylan Vaughan

With so many costly and emotional legal actions, should a duty of candour be mandatory?

‘I walked out of hospital with my son in my arms. He had a tube up his nose. I’d no idea what to do with him.”

Eight years on, Thomas Hayes recalled his bewilderment leaving Waterford General Hospital with baby Dylan, who has cerebral palsy as a result of birth injuries.

His son had been delivered by emergency caesarean section on July 22, 2007. Five days later, an obstetrician told Thomas and his partner...

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