February 19, 2024
Sodium Valproate (Epilim) Inquiry
In November 2020, the Minister for Health, Mr Stephen Donnelly, announced that an inquiry would take place into the historical licensing and use of the epilepsy drug Sodium Valproate (also...
Families affected by subgaleal haemorrhages in University Hospital Galway have been contacted by the Saolta University Health Care Group to advise that a review is currently underway.
External Professionals Conducting Review
The review is being carried out by a multi-disciplinary team of professionals external to the Saolta Group and focusing on the labour and delivery of those babies who had subgaleal haemorrhage diagnosed after delivery.
Purpose of the Review
The aim of the review is to see if there are areas of current practice that can be identified for improvement. The result of the review is expected in the coming weeks.
The Saolta University Health Care Group provides acute and specialist hospital services to the West and North West of Ireland – counties Galway, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo, Leitrim, Donegal and adjoining counties.
Saolta’s vision is to be a leading academic Hospital Group providing excellent integrated patient-centred care delivered by skilled caring staff.
Lavelle Partners are currently advising clients on this matter. For further advice or if you have any concerns about your child’s birth in light of these recent findings, please contact Avril Scally, Partner and Head of our award-winning Medical Negligence Team.
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