Dhara Kivlehan and her husband, Michael. Deficiencies in Ms Kivlehan’s clinical care and at systemic level contributed to her death, according to expert witness Dr Peter Boylan.

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Anaesthetic awareness is a rare condition whereby patients wake up during surgery because they are underanaesthetised.

Anaesthesia is said to be about 50 times safer now than in the 1980s

Former president of the Irish Medical Organisation resigns from doctors’ trade union.

Dr Paula Gilvarry says union cannot maintain confidence of doctors

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