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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.

A SINGLE GRAPHIC in the just-released report on HIQA’s investigation into the death of Savita Halappanavar one year ago tells a damning story.

The following image shows the “missed opportunities to intervene in the care pathway of Savita Halappanavar over the course of the four days before she died on 28 October 2012 at University Hospital Galway.

The red crosses mark the 13 points at which interventions could have made a difference to saving the mum-to-be’s life – but failed to happen:

imagevia HIQA

Damning Savita report from HIQA details litany of hospital care failures>

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

University Hospital Galway apologises to Praveen Halappanavar and family>

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