Only five out of 19 maternity units in Ireland are following recent advice, report finds

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 15 October 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6210
  1. Muiris Houston
  1. 1Galway

A report from Ireland’s patient safety watchdog has found that the Health Service Executive failed to act on a series of recommendations made by previous investigations into maternity care, some of which may have helped prevent the death of 31 year old dentist Savita Halappanavar at University Hospital Galway last October.

The Health Information and Quality Authority’s investigation into her death from sepsis when 17 weeks pregnant …

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