Crumlin Childrenâs Hospital has declined to transfer to the proposed site for the new âworld classâ? childrenâs hospital at the Mater Hospital on the North Circular Road in Dublin 7. The reason for this refusal is that the site is inadequate for the project. If the site is inadequate, there will be deficiencies in the infrastructure for the new hospital. Without proper infrastructure (assuming the staff continue working in such circumstances) the task of delivering proper care to the patients […]
1. When someone dies in hospital (or having just left it) it is easy to overlook the necessity for notifying the local coroner. Why have an inquest? Is the cause of death not known? 2. Possibly not. In any event Section 18 (4) of the Coroners Act 1962 sets out the legal obligations following on the death of a person. “18… (4) Every medical practitioner, registrar of deaths or funeral undertaker and every occupier of a house or mobile dwelling, […]
Once again, McGarr solicitors have been criticised for a posting relating to Medical Defence Union (âMDUâ?). Again, the critic is the Dublin solicitor to MDU. The criticism now carries far less force than the first criticism, consisting as it does of assertion and a refusal to engage with questions we raised in correspondence after the first attack. The solicitor instead confirms he is writing to our ISP. He has done this despite the fact that we took down the first […]
The Elephant of Forgetfulness extends its benign trunk to the Nuremberg trial in 1946. The public and, it appears, Mary Harney the Minister for Health and Children, have forgotten the trials (there was more than one) and especially have forgotten “The Doctors Trial”?. Many victims of the Holocaust had been the subject of medical experiments in the concentration camps. Against the odds, some of the medical personnel responsible for the terrible injuries inflicted on the victims were brought to trial […]
This article examines the facts of nosocomial methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (“MRSA”?) and the applicable law. MRSA is a serious infection caused by a microorganism. We are engulfed by microorganisms. We cannot live without them. They are in the air; in the water we drink; on everything we touch; on, and in, our bodies. Most of them, clearly, are benign and not pathogenic. Pathogenic means “disease-causing”?.
Our website has been criticised, indeed severely criticised, if not actually attacked. The criticism comes from the Medical Defence Union through its Dublin solicitors. It alleges it has been defamed in our article (now deleted) and that the article contained several inaccurate statements. We see, from the solicitorsâ letter (to which we have made reply), there are a number of matters in our article with which the MDU do not take issue. They are: a) â[MDU]â¦ offers membership to doctors […]