Ireland: Ombudswoman publishes Report about Regional Hospital
Irish Ombudswoman Emily O'Reilly published a report into the care and treatment of a patient and his family at the Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Dooradoyle, Limerick.
Her investigation involved interviews with a total of 13 doctors, nurses and administrative staff in the hospital. The daughter of the 61 year-old man complained to the Ombudsman about the care her father had received in the Mid-Western Regional Hospital. While in hospital for treatment for a stroke, her father suffered a fall from his hospital bed and suffered a broken tooth, an 8cm laceration to the back of his head and cuts to his tongue. He died 52 hours later.