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Hospital group to “cooperate fully” with HIQA Savita investigation

HIQA announced today that it is to undertake an investigation, separate to the HSE investigation, into the death of Savita Halappanavar at University Hospital Galway.

Una Jones from Celbridge signs a book of condolence for Savita Halappanavar at the CityWest Convention Centre in Dublin as part of the Diwali Festival of Lights.
Una Jones from Celbridge signs a book of condolence for Savita Halappanavar at the CityWest Convention Centre in Dublin as part of the Diwali Festival of Lights.
Image: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

GALWAY AND ROSCOMMON University Hospitals Group has said it will cooperate fully with the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) investigation into the death of Savita Halappanavar.

In a statement this evening, the group said it “will be cooperating fully with the HIQA investigation at University Hospital Galway”.

This investigation follows on a request to HIQA from the Health Service Executive. “We are already cooperating fully with the investigation team for the clinical incident review and with the Coroner,” said the statement.

As we await the outcomes, we will ensure continuity of the highest levels of care for our patients.

Galway and Roscommon University Hospitals Group added that it “has privately and publicly expressed its condolences to Mr Praveen Halappanavar on the tragic death of his wife, Savita, and would like to take this opportunity to again extend heartfelt sympathy to Mr Halappanavar and his family and friends”.

Earlier today, HIQA announced that it is to assess the “safety, quality and standards of services provided by the HSE at University Hospital Galway (UHG) to critically ill patients, including critically ill pregnant women as reflected in the care and treatment provided to Savita Halappanavar”.

A separate investigation is being undertaken by the HSE, and Praveen Halappanavar has said he is not taking part in this. It is not known if he is to take part in the HIQA investigation.

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