Susan O Reilly

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Report author Prof Susan O’Reilly: “Ireland is unique internationally in regard to the litigation environment and the potential for harm to its current and future screening programmes.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Almost 400 women who have contracted cervical cancer will be entitled to a review by the CervicalCheck programme of their cases, according to the auth(...)

 Prof Susan O’Reilly, chairwoman of the CervicalCheck and BowelScreen expert reference group, said patient-requested reviews of their cases would be a ‘first for CervicalCheck’. Photograph: Leon Farrell/ Photocall Ireland

CervicalCheck should begin patient-requested reviews for all invasive cancer diagnoses, including those not detected during routine screening, an expe(...)

The  test was initially made available to almost 700 women in Ireland and a national study showed 58 per cent of this group did not need chemotherapy. Photograph: Getty

The increased availability of a genetic test for breast cancer is ensuring much better outcomes for women in Ireland with the disease and bringing maj(...)

After initial reluctance within the HSE, over 200 complaints were referred to a review team chaired by Dr Peter Boylan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The HSE Maternity Clinical Complaints Review is the sixth report sparked by the tragedy of a series of unnecessary baby deaths in Portlaoise hospital,(...)

 Portlaoise hospital. Last December a follow-up report by Hiqa found there were continuing safety concerns at the hospital

The Government’s continuing failure to decide on the future of Portlaoise hospital has been criticised by a senior HSE manager. The failure to publis(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar will visit the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise on Tuesday (files). Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Parents whose babies died at the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise are due to meet Minister for Health Leo Varadkar when he visits the hospital (...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar photographed during a visit to the Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise in  May. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons /The Irish Times

Complex surgical procedures are to be moved out of the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise and the opening hours of its emergency department are e(...)

Fine Gael TD Regina Doherty outside the Dáil. Ms Doherty has called for investigations into each of the baby deaths at Portlaoise hospital.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The cases of each of the families who lost a baby at Portlaoise hospital should be individually investigated to determine exactly how the loss of life(...)

HSE director general Tony O’Brien: said the executive “accepts” and was committed to implementing all eight recommendations made in a highly critical Hiqa report.  Photograph: David Sleator.

The Health Service Executive has said it is satisfied that current maternity services at Portlaoise hospital are “very safe”. HSE director gene(...)

Dr Susan O’Reilly,  chief executive of the Dublin Midlands Hospital Group, has given assurances that all five departments at Portlaoise hospital will remain open. Photograph: Frank Miller

There are no plans to rationalise services at Portlaoise hospital despite the problems identified in its maternity and emergency departments, accordi(...)

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