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# savita-halappanavar - Thursday 11 September, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyone’s talking about the Oscar Pistorius verdict, staff at University Hospital Galway being disciplined and Leo Varadkar responding to criticism from the Taoiseach.

Staff disciplined over their role in the care of Savita Halappanavar

Her husband, Praveen, had not been informed of the disciplinary action.

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# savita-halappanavar - Friday 21 March, 2014

HIQA to investigate extent of serious adverse incidents at Portlaoise

Dr James Reilly requested the watchdog to examine the “safety, quality and standards of services” following the deaths of a number of babies at Portlaoise Hospital.

# savita-halappanavar - Monday 28 October, 2013

Candlelit vigils mark one year since Savita’s death

The vigils took place simultaneously in Galway, Dublin and Cork.

# savita-halappanavar - Sunday 27 October, 2013

Minister writes to HSE over failure to implement Tania McCabe recommendations

A HIQA report into the death of Savita Halappanavar revealed that many of the recommendations issued after the death of Tania McCabe six years ago have not been implemented.

# savita-halappanavar - Friday 18 October, 2013

Hospital group will ‘review actions of all staff’ in care of Savita

The West/North West Hospital Group said that, if appropriate, staff will be referred to the proper authorities but that “in many instances there will be no case to answer.”

# savita-halappanavar - Thursday 17 October, 2013

HSE promises to be “very public” in its progress on Savita report

The executive said that the team looking at Hiqa’s recommendations will report “on a very frequent basis” but that at present “it’s very early days”.

# savita-halappanavar - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Tania McCabe’s family shocked that HSE still behind on sepsis testing

Tania McCabe’s father-in-law told TheJournal.ie that he wants a routine test for sepsis introduced in Irish hospitals.

Gilmore promises HIQA report will be implemented in full

The Tánaiste said that the report into the death of Savita Halappanavar raised fundemental questions about whether ‘there somebody not doing their job or not’.

‘An appalling indictment of State failure’: Consultant calls for more maternity staff

National Maternity Hospital clinical director, Dr Peter Boylan, has raised concerns about the level of staffing in maternity care in response to the third report into the death of Savita Halappanavar published yesterday.

Lack of information means HIQA can’t assure safety of maternity services

“Young patients don’t just die,” said Nuala Lucas of HIQA yesterday as she spoke of deficiencies in staffing, knowledge, guidelines and protocol.

# savita-halappanavar - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

This shocking graph shows 13 “missed opportunities” in treatment of Savita

Red crosses show points at which intervention might have helped Savita in the four days before she died at University Hospital Galway one year ago.

# savita-halappanavar - Friday 23 August, 2013

Doctor angered at ‘outrageous breach of patient confidentiality’ at Holles Street

The Irish Times reports this morning that a termination of a twin pregnancy was carried out on a patient at risk of sepsis – the first to be performed under new legislation.

# savita-halappanavar - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Ireland’s women share their stories of pregnancy, birth and miscarriage

Recent events has women opening up about their negative experiences of Irish maternity hospitals.

# savita-halappanavar - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Column: The language of the abortion debate has been cruel and unfair – on both sides

Tonight’s vote on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill probably won’t end the public debate about abortion – and the women we all claim to care about deserve better than the unfair language that has been used recently, writes Aisling Twomey.

# savita-halappanavar - Thursday 4 July, 2013

Praveen Halappanavar receiving ‘abusive letters from campaigners’

Meanwhile, Savita Halappanavar’s family have taken legal proceedings against the HSE for alleged negligence.

# savita-halappanavar - Friday 14 June, 2013

Head of Savita review says greater clarity on terminations urgently needed

The professor says the Government needs to look at changing the law to minimise the risk of such a case happening again.

# savita-halappanavar - Thursday 13 June, 2013

Inadequate care and monitoring were factors in Savita’s death – HSE report

The review also calls for greater clarity on options available to doctors in cases of “inevitable miscarriage”.

In full: The HSE report into the death of Savita Halappanavar

The Health Service Executive has published its report of the investigation into the death of Savita Halappanavar this afternoon.

Savita report ‘hard-hitting, straight and doesn’t pull any punches’

The HSE’s clinical review report is due to be published this afternoon.

# savita-halappanavar - Thursday 23 May, 2013

Amnesty International: ‘Abortion laws out of line with international human rights standards’

Unless rape, incest, risk to a woman’s health and fatal foetal abnormality are included in Ireland’s abortion law, Amnesty International’s 2013 report notes Ireland is off base.

# savita-halappanavar - Saturday 27 April, 2013

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Poll: Do you think introducing laws for abortion would make it a common practice?

A cross-party group of pro-life politicians says introducing laws will lead to a dramatic increase in the number of abortions.

# savita-halappanavar - Sunday 21 April, 2013

Rabbitte: Labour ministers “haven’t seen” draft abortion bill

Labour Minister Pat Rabbitte said today he had not seen the heads of bill, amid reports that Labour and Fine Gael are clashing over the plan.

# savita-halappanavar - Saturday 20 April, 2013

The Savita Halappanavar inquest verdict will influence Ireland

From Medical Council guidelines to possible legislation, is Savita the X Case of this generation?

Timeline: a death that shocked a family, a hospital and a country

Savita Halappanavar’s death has impacted a nation and made ripples across the globe.

Praveen still asking how the life of his vibrant young wife ‘ebbed away’

The widower looks ahead as he continues in his pursuit for the full truth about Savita’s death.

# savita-halappanavar - Friday 19 April, 2013

Praveen Halappanavar: ‘Savita’s treatment was horrendous, barbaric and inhumane’

Mr Halappanavar said he has a responsibility to Savita and her family “to get to the bottom of the truth”.

Savita inquest reaction: ‘She was sadly let down by the healthcare system’

There has been mixed reaction to the verdict in the inquest into the death of Savita Halappanavar with groups campaigning on the abortion issue quick to issue statements this evening.

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Savita inquest: Jury returns verdict of medical misadventure

Praveen Halappanavar heard the verdict on his fifth wedding anniversary.

Savita inquest: The coroner’s nine recommendations endorsed by the jury

The jury in the inquest of Savita Halappanavar ‘strongly endorsed’ these nine recommendations from the coroner, Dr Ciarán McLoughlin.

Savita inquest: Jury given choice of two verdicts by coroner

The jury can return a narrative verdict or a verdict of medical misadventure.

Verdict due on Savita wedding anniversary

Arriving at the inquest today, the woman’s husband said he hoped something good would come of the inquest.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Here are the nine things you need to know as you kick off your Friday.

# savita-halappanavar - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

Savita inquest to resume today

It is expected that two witnesses who spoke last week and who were recalled will speak today.

# savita-halappanavar - Saturday 13 April, 2013

Adams calls on Labour to leave government in Ard Fheis address

The Sinn Fein leader said that “a real Labour Party” would not be in government with Fine Gael.

Savita inquest: Key moments from Galway Coroner’s Court

TheJournal.ie takes a look back at the first five days of the inquest into the death of the 31-year-old dentist at Galway University Hospital.

# savita-halappanavar - Friday 12 April, 2013

Pro-choice group: Savita inquest displays “urgent need for legislative action”

The group said her case highlights that a ‘real and substantial risk to the life’ of a woman can develop within a matter of hours.

# savita-halappanavar - Thursday 11 April, 2013

Praveen Halappanavar thanks midwife for honest answers at inquest

“I would like to thank her for being honest…it came out of the blue,” he said this morning.

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