Dáil Éireann - Volume 594 - 02 December, 2004
Written Answers. - Medical Inquiries.
Ms O’Sullivan Ms O’Sullivan
124. Ms O’Sullivan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children when she expects to receive the report of the independent review into the circumstances of the death of a person (details supplied); the reasons for the long delay in finalising this report; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [31564/04]
Ms Harney Ms Harney
Ms Harney: In July 2003, the then Minister for Health and Children, Deputy Martin, announced that he had convened a review panel to conduct an independent review of the events surrounding the tragic death of the person referred to by the Deputy.
The members of the panel are: Mr. David Hanly, Chairman; Ms Kay O’Sullivan, director of nursing at Cork University Hospital; and Dr. Shakeel A. Qureshi, paediatric cardiologist at Guy’s and St. Thomas’s Hospital, London.
The terms of reference of the panel are: to consider the report of the ERHA in relation to the events of 30 June 2003 at Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Dublin and to make such further inquiries and conduct such interviews as the panel considers necessary; to address the questions raised by the family; to examine protocols and procedures relevant to this incident having regard to prevailing standards of best practice, and to examine their application in this case; and to report to the Minister and to make such recommendations as it sees fit.
I expect to receive the panel’s report shortly. It is my intention to publish the panel’s report and the earlier report by the ERHA.
 Question No. 125 answered with Question No. 22.
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