Haemophilia Society pledges support to inquest parents

The Irish Haemophilia Society has promised the parents of two-year-old Pierce Nowlan its full support during the inquest into their son’s death.

The Irish Haemophilia Society has promised the parents of two-year-old Pierce Nowlan its full support during the inquest into their son’s death.

The IHS said it was providing all possible support to Stephen and Jean Nowlan following the death in Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin following a routine surgical procedure in October 2004.

The inquest had stalled because of prior rules limiting the number of medical witnesses at inquests to two, but Dublin City Coroner Dr Brian Farrell said he would hear from at least five more after regulations were changed.

A spokesman for the IHS said it was imperative that during the inquest all of the facts surrounding the death of Pierce, who was a haemophiliac, emerge.

“We hope that lessons will be learnt from this tragic occurrence,” he said.

“The IHS are committed to ensuring that any recommendations that are issued by the coroner will be fully implemented in a timely manner and we will work with the family and the hospital to ensure that this happens.”

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