Wednesday, 13 March 2019
Independent Clinical Review of Maternity Services at Portiuncula University Hospital: Statements (Resumed)
Catherine Connolly (Galway West, Independent)
I welcome the opportunity to speak on this topic. The report we are speaking about here, the external independent clinical review of maternity services at Portiuncula Hospital Ballinasloe, dated May 2018, has unfortunately been sandwiched between the cervical smear debacle and Brexit. It is most unfortunate. This debate started in June 2018, when the Minister gave his opening speech. We are now continuing with it in March 2019. This is most unfortunate. I understood that I had ten minutes. I am not sure how much time I have. This is a very serious matter.