October 28 marked the fifth anniversary of the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar, As a young woman from Galway, her story has stuck with me for the past five years, and served as a reminder of the dangers of the Eighth Amendment, writes reader
Tue, 31 Oct, 2017
The action for damages by the husband of the late Savita Halappanavar against the HSE over her “tragic, untimely and premature” death in 2012 has settled at the High Court on terms believed to include payment of a substantial sum.
Fri, 11 Mar, 2016
Thu, 28 Jan, 2016
It seems incredible, even by the standards of the HSE, that the family of Savita Halappanavar was not told that a number of staff at University Hospital Galway, where she died after complications brought about by a miscarriage, were disciplined over their part in her death almost two years ago before details were published in the press.
Fri, 12 Sep, 2014
The Health Information Quality Authority (Hiqa) report is an appalling indictment of the failure to implement a safe infrastructure over a number of years. The authority emphasised that the medics missed 13 chances to save the life of Savita Halappanavar.
Fri, 11 Oct, 2013
The devastating Hiqa report relating to the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar at University Hospital Galway makes frightening reading. Not only does it highlight a series of missed opportunities which, if acted upon, might have saved her life, it also portrays an alarming crisis at Ireland’s 19 public maternity hospitals.
Thu, 10 Oct, 2013
Yesterday morning, just after dealing with the latest details on the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill and the report on the needless death of Savita Halappanavar, the very first word uttered by RTÉ’s Morning Ireland news reader was “Ryanair”.
Fri, 14 Jun, 2013