Press Release

Statement by Mary Harney, Minister for Health and Children regarding the case of Ms Rebecca O’Malley

Minister for Health and Children Mary Harney, said this evening (Friday) that having received the report on the misdiagnosis involving Ms Rebecca O’Malley, she has now requested the CEO of the HSE, Prof Brendan Drumm, to instigate a full evaluation, independent of the two hospitals involved, of all of the facts pertaining to Ms O’Malley’s care by the HSE.

The Minister said that issues relating to the wider management of Ms O’Malley’s care warrant this further evaluation. The Minister apologised to Ms O’Malley and her family for the considerable distress and trauma caused to them.