From here to maternity

Posted in Uncategorized by saraburke on June 11, 2015

Recent Medical Independent column from 11 June 2015 on the urgent need for change in maternity services.

For anyone interested in learning how our health system fails people, there is no greater lesson than listening to testimonies at the Oireachtas Health Committee from parents whose babies died in Portlaoise.


Hospitals need to learn from the cases of Sally and Dhara to prevent future deaths

Posted in Uncategorized by saraburke on December 9, 2014

Analysis from the Irish Independent on 9 December 2014 on the death of Sally Rowlette.

The HSE’s only investigation into the death of Sally Rowlette did not identify the failures in the care she received. This is in direct contrast to the finding of Dr Peter Boylan, the independent expert witness at the coroner’s inquest into Sally’s death. (more…)