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#Patient Focus

# patient-focus - Friday 6 February, 2015

Doctors would have to admit mistakes under new law

This comes after comments made by Minister Leo Varadkar to the Oireachtas Health Committee.

# patient-focus - Thursday 6 November, 2014

Symphysiotomy compensation scheme announced - but how many survivors will apply?

That’s according to a survivors group SOS, which describes its time limits as “draconian”.

# patient-focus - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Symphysiotomy couple want to find their child's burial place

There will be no closure with money – only with finding out where their child’s remains are.

# patient-focus - Sunday 18 August, 2013

"We're victims of medical negligence" - Symphysiotomy survivors reject mediation

One of the groups representing survivors says the system proposed by James Reilly “seeks to buy their silence”.

# patient-focus - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

Minister to meet with symphysiotomy groups on Thursday

James Reilly is seeking clarification on a number of matters ahead of a final decision on redress for the women who were victims of the outdated practice of deliberately breaking a woman’s pelvis during child birth.

# patient-focus - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Michael Neary horror stories to be 'confined to sad history'

James Reilly says he will bring proposals for a redress scheme for 35 women who the infamous doctor operated on unnecessarily next week.

# patient-focus - Thursday 21 March, 2013

Neary victims 'in limbo' as they wait for government 'to do the right thing'

Thirtyfive women who underwent unnecessary procedures at the hands of disgraced surgeon Michael Neary are still waiting on a redress scheme.

# patient-focus - Thursday 16 February, 2012

Compensation on way for women excluded from Neary redress scheme

The 29 women excluded from the original compensation scheme could see their cases closed within a few weeks.