Children’s hospital assured of indemnity over puberty blockers

Hospital given ‘comfort letter’ by HSE for treatment in cases of gender dysphoria

Keira Bell leaving London high court after her successful case against Tavistock. The UK clinic is appealing the judgment. File photograph: Sam Tobin/PA Wire

Keira Bell leaving London high court after her successful case against Tavistock. The UK clinic is appealing the judgment. File photograph: Sam Tobin/PA Wire

The children’s hospital in Crumlin, Dublin, was given a “comfort letter” saying it was still indemnified for the continued administration of puberty blockers to patients with gender dysphoria, following a landmark judgment by an English court.

Advice was sought from the State Claims Agency, which handles high-value damages cases taken against public bodies, following which the letter was issued, The Irish Times has learned.

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