Press Release

Statement by Mary Harney T.D., Minister for Health and Children, on the Review of circumstances leading to the death of Jacqueline Rushton R.I.P.

The Minister for Health and Children, Mary Harney, T.D., today (25th July 2007) extended her sympathies to the husband, parents and family of the late Jacqueline Rushton. Ms Harney had met with Jacqueline’s mother and sisters in late October 2005 and agreed to their request for an independent review into the circumstances leading to Jacqueline’s death.

The Minister said : “It was clear from my meeting with Jacqueline’s mother and sisters that this family had suffered a huge loss. They had many unanswered questions and concerns relating to Jacqueline’s treatment which needed to be clarified. I hope that this report published today provides those answers.”

The Minister stated that all the recommendations in the report would be fully implemented by the HSE.