Danny Talbot’s family seeks independent inquiry into care by HSE

Teenager died of suspected drug overdose while in HSE aftercare services in 2009

A report by the National Review Panel found serious weaknesses in the HSE’s management of Danny Talbot’s case. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

A report by the National Review Panel found serious weaknesses in the HSE’s management of Danny Talbot’s case. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

 

The family of teenager Danny Talbot, who died while in HSE aftercare services, is seeking an independent judicial inquiry into the care he received throughout his life, the Dublin coroner heard.

The 19-year-old was found dead from a suspected drug overdose at a hostel on Berkley Street, Dublin on August 4th, 2009.

He was first placed in care at the age of nine and was later placed in an emergency homeless hostel. Earlier this year, a report by the National Review Panel found serious weaknesses in the HSE’s management of his case and an inadequate response to evidence he was subjected abuse.