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HSE review terms to be published
22 Aug 2014 06:06
The terms of reference for the internal HSE review into the care provided to a young woman who had her pregnancy ended prematurely in controversial circumstances will not be published today.
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The details are being shared with representatives of the woman who need time to consider the matter.
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The review team for the case will be aiming to complete its report towards the end of September but this timescale will be dependent on the co-operation of all parties.
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It will want to interview HSE staff, the Department of Justice and its Reception and Integration Agency and the Irish Family Planning Association.
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A HSE nurse who referred the woman to the IFPA in April and a GP who saw the woman at around 23 weeks into her pregnancy are also due to be interviewed.
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The review will look at any causal and contributory factors to the events under examination.
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The young woman says she was raped and became suicidal and sought an abortion in the early stages of pregnancy.
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Earlier this month, three consultants certified that a termination of pregnancy should take place, with the baby being delivered early by caesarean section at around 25 weeks.
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The baby remains in intensive care in hospital and the woman is receiving psychiatric care in the community.
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