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Health Crisis

Mallow general hospital to be investigated

A number of complaints about the hospital lead to an independent inquiry.

AN INDEPENDENT inquiry into safety issues and quality of care at Cork’s Mallow General Hospital is to be established, according to reports by RTÉ.

A number of complaints about the hospital, which serves serves a population of around 90,000 people, were passed on to the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA).

Both the HSE and the Minister for Health Mary Harney have been notified about the pending inquiry, which will be conducted by HIQA.

The inquiry is being established under Section 9 of the Health Act 2007.