Coombe hospital: controversial vaccination of relatives of staff

The fallout from the Coombe’s controversial vaccination of relatives of staff has continued with a flurry of acrimonious letters involving the chair o(...)

Tom Fahey, a professor of general practice at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, has written to Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly complaining about the hospital’s treatment of his wife, Prof Deirdre Murphy. Photograph: Alan Betson

The husband of a hospital consultant at the Coombe hospital has claimed that its board is trying to silence his wife over her criticism of the controv(...)

The  master of the Coombe hospital has been asked to resign over the decision to vaccinate family members of staff ahead of priority groups in January.   Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

A medical professor at Trinity College Dublin has called on the master of the Coombe hospital to resign in the wake of the controversy over family mem(...)

The Coombe board described the vaccination of family members, including the two in the family home of a consultant, as ‘mistakes’. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The Medical Council plans to review the independent report into vaccinations of family members at the Coombe hospital in detail and consider its findi(...)

The Coombe: a former master of the hospital, Prof Chris Fitzpatrick, has called on Prof O’Connell to resign ‘in the interest of the hospital and in the public interest’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

The master of the Coombe in Dublin is facing pressure to resign after a review found that he allowed a consultant take leftover Covid-19 vaccines home(...)

The HSE says some 45,000 second-dose vaccines were administered to frontline healthcare workers last week. Photograph:  Kiran Ridley/Getty Images

Family members of the master of the Coombe hospital in Dublin and other staff who controversially received first doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, have b(...)

The Coombe maternity hospital in Dublin: 16 relatives of staff at the hospital  received leftover doses of vaccines  which the hospitals have said would have otherwise gone to waste.   Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The board of the Coombe hospital in Dublin has ordered an independent review into how family members of employees received Covid-19 vaccines. In a st(...)

GP Mary Behan administering the Moderna vaccine against Covid-19 to GP Ellaheebuksh Muhammud Fardeen of VHI Clinic Dundrum, at a vaccination centre in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland/PA Wire

Hospitals in Cork, Kerry and Waterford account for a disproportionately large number of Covid-19 vaccines administered so far, according to figures ob(...)

The Coombe said it was unable to find more frontline healthcare workers  after it produced a higher-than-expected number of Pfizer-BioNTech  doses from its supply when it was rolling out vaccines to staff. Photograph: EPA/Lukasz Gagulski

The Coombe maternity hospital in Dublin said it gave vaccines to 16 family members of employees so that doses left over after a day of vaccinating its(...)

The Coombe said it followed Government guidelines on the day and focused on the two current priority groups. Photograph: Alan Betson

The master of the Coombe maternity hospital in Dublin has apologised after it emerged the hospital gave Covid-19 vaccines to 16 family members of sta(...)

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