Cancer cases are hugely undermining the health service
The HSE’s Open Disclosure Policy 2013 was designed specifically to deal with adverse events in a transparent and open manner. The number of troubling cases that have surfaced in recent times suggest that a duty of candour has not become a reality for some patients. All too often, the instinct is to close ranks.
Last month, the case of Dubliner Alison McCormack came to public attention. In 2010, she noticed a lump in her right...
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