Report says Savita Halappanavar request for abortion should have been considered days earlier
Several medical errors cited in leaked report as infection not diagnosed
Ireland’s Minister for Health James Reilly has refused to comment after a leak of the draft report into the Savita Halappanavar tragedy which says her request for an abortion should have been considered days before her death in a Galway hospital.
The Evening Herald newspaper has published details from the draft report surrounding the death of the 31-year-old who died of a massive infection seven days after being admitted to hospital.
The paper reports that the investigation set up by Minister Reilly has uncovered a litany of failures.
The draft report alleges that the infection which led to her death was not diagnosed for three days.
The report says the failures included:
- Tests showing possible blood infection on the day Savita was admitted were never followed up by staff.
- Doctors were often too busy caring for other patients to deal immediately with the mum-to-be, whose condition grew progressively worse as time went on.
- To prevent the spread of infection, staff should have considered performing an abortion – even before the couple requested it.
The paper adds that on the day she was admitted last October, Savita and her husband Praveen were informed that a miscarriage, the most likely cause of which was infection, was inevitable.
Praveen has confirmed that the couple repeatedly asked for a termination from the following Tuesday.
He says that staff turned down the request, telling the couple that, as a result of the laws governing abortion, their ‘hands were tied;.
The report adds that doctors chose to ‘await events’ and seven days after she was admitted, Savita Halappanavar died.
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