The husband of Savita Halappanavar is considering lodging a complaint to the Ombudsman to assert his ownership of his wife’s medical notes, his solicitor has said. Gerard O’Donnell said he had taken instructions from Praveen Halappanavar to seek direction from the Ombudsman on whether he or Galway University Hospital owns her medical records. Mr Halappanavar […]

#Savita jury verdict – Unanimous medical misadventure & endorses each of 9 of Coroner’s recommendations #RTE news — Fergal Bowers (@FergalBowers) April 19, 2013   #Savita Inquest: Coroner tells Praveen. You showed tremendous loyalty & love to your wife. All of Ireland followed the case. — Fergal Bowers (@FergalBowers) April 19, 2013   #Savita: Coroner […]

Consultant Microbiologist Dr Susan Knowles (above) has told the inquest that there was poor documentation of the patient’s worsening condition. She said most medical notes from a crucial period of the onset of sepsis were made retrospectively. Some were made shortly after the events of the afternoon of Wednesday 24 October but others were added […]

Staff midwife Miriam Dunleavey stuns inquest saying, entries in the nursing/medical notes ‘were put in by the internal inquiry’. — Fergal Bowers (@FergalBowers) April 9, 2013   Some background: The seven-member HSE internal inquiry team was led by Prof Sabraratnam Arulkumaran, head of obstetrics and gynaecology at St George’s University of London. Three members of […]

RTÉ reports: “The report was given to Gerard O’Donnell this morning by Tony Canavan, the chief operating officer of the HSE’s Galway-Roscommon Hospital Group. Praveen Halappanavar was not present as he has declined the HSE’s request to receive the report personally from the executive’s representative. Mr Halappanavar and his solicitor will review the report and decide if […]

From RTE: Medical notes by the consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist that treated Savita Halappanavar indicate that she made a request for the termination of her pregnancy. It is the first official confirmation of the request since the case became public three months ago and comes before the inquest into her death opens in Galway tomorrow. […]

Pinhole – Better Than One How do you like your avant garde alt.pop? Pinhole are one of those bands who defy easy categorisation. Strident and intense with a socially aware message, the band’s new single Better Than One concerns the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar in Galway. Singer Ciara O’Flynn reflects: “At the time, I […]

A vigil in honour of the late Savita Halappanavar outside Leinster House in November 2012 Does anyone have professional or semi professional footage of a Savita vigil in 2012? Recall seeing great footage online at the time. DM me. Thank you in advance. — Anna Rodgers (@AnnaRodgersDocs) August 21, 2019 Anyone?

A mural of the late Savita Halappanavar by artist Aches on Richmond Street South, Dublin, at the time of the Eighth Amendment RTE reports: Today’s Supreme Court decision refusing to hear a further appeal on challenging the outcome of the referendum on the Eighth Amendment means the legislation can now be signed into law, according to […]