Limerick family 'determined' to get apology from HSE

Limerick family 'determined' to get apology from HSE

A Limerick man has said that he and his wife were "determined" to get an apology following the death of their baby six years ago.

Caoimhe Mulcair died in 2009, shortly after being born at the then Mid-Western Regional Hospital in Limerick.

At her inquest at Limerick Coroners Court yesterday, a jury returned a verdict of medical misadventure.

A letter read out in court from the head of Limerick Maternity Hospital yesterday apologised for the failings in care to the Mulcairs and to baby Caoimhe, as well as the upset and distress experienced by the couple.

Caoimhe's father John says that they had been advised that the Health Service Executive (HSE) would not say sorry for what happened.

"Because the HSE they just don't give apologies - but myself and Joan were determined to get one, because we deserved one," he said.


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