The death of an asylum seeker with a serious heart condition just weeks after his transfer from Dublin to Cork without medical notes should act as “a clarion call” to the Government that reforms of the asylum system haven’t gone far enough.
Access to a cath lab would not have saved a farmer whose death during a hospital transfer following a complication of a “silent heart attack” sparked outrage over cardiac services in the South-East, it has emerged.
The parents of a little boy who was killed in a hit-and-run accident have called for tighter driving licence controls after it emerged the motorist’s licence was renewed after he had suffered two significant brain injuries which left him with the mentality of a child.
A jury has returned a verdict of accidental death after an inquest heard how an experienced cyclist, who raised thousands of euro for Cork charities, struck a parked jeep after its driver pulled into the hard shoulder of a dual carriageway to ask him for directions.
A husband thought he was doing the right thing by rushing his beloved wife back to Cork University Hospital’s (CUH) mental health unit after she overdosed. He thought the unit’s medical staff, who had been caring for her earlier, could organise the urgent care she so desperately needed.
High-support units should be introduced in all Irish prisons and prison staff should get ongoing training on mental health issues, an inquest jury recommended yesterday after returning a verdict of suicide in the case of a prisoner who was found dead in his cell over three years ago.
Prison officers have told an inquest that they would have placed a prisoner, deemed by medical staff in another prison to be at “unprecedented” risk of suicide, in a padded cell had they known the level of risk.
A coroner has praised a woman, whose entire family was wiped out in a car crash in England caused by a suicidal driver, for her courage and dignity in the face of unspeakable tragedy, and for her selfless campaign to raise awareness of suicide risk assessment.