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HIQA Report Shows Major Flaws

HIQA, the Health Information and Quality Authority, has published its report into the circumstances that led to the failed transportation of Meadhbh McGivern for liver transplant surgery on July 2.

A probe into the failed transportation of 14-year-old Meadhbh McGivern to London for a liver transplant has concluded that there was no organised or managed system or required knowledge of logistics to perform the transport successfully. reports, "the inquiry has found that a key factor behind the failed patient transfer was that nobody was in charge or accountable for the process. A number of different bodies, including the HSE, the Air Corps, Department of Transport and the Coast Guard, were involved in the attempted airlift of the patient". 

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The Irish Times of Saturday, 13th August has very comprehensive coverage of this report, its main findings and its recommendations - read more


Irish Medical Times says "transplant probe slams absence of managed system"  



Read the joint statement from the HSE and Our Lady's Hospital, Crumlin following the publication of the report.



The findings of this report are carried in all the national print and electronic media with features and analysis, in the days following its publication on Friday, 12th August.


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