Remembering Emma Mhic Mhathúna


Sir, – Emma Mhic Mhathúna will undoubtedly be remembered for her courage, her commitment to her children and her concern for those who struggle to access and receive the healthcare they need. When all the tributes are paid, apologies made and tweets relayed, Ms Mhic Mhathúna’s children will continue to wake up every day without their mother. Every birthday, every special day, every life event will be marked by her absence.

No health service can promise immortality. Every health service must guarantee accountability, ensure adherence to best practise guidelines and reassure patients that they are at the centre of patient care. – Yours, etc,



Dublin 4.