Solicitor expects to receive Savita Halappanavar report on Friday

Wednesday 27 March 2013 13.05
Praveen Halappanavar and his solicitor will assess the report before deciding if they will engage with the review
Praveen Halappanavar and his solicitor will assess the report before deciding if they will engage with the review

The final draft report of the Health Service Executive's clinical review into the death of Savita Halappanavar is expected to be given to her husband's solicitor on Friday.

Solicitor Gerard O'Donnell said that both he and Praveen Halappanavar will need to review the report over the weekend and decide if they wish to engage with the review process.

They also want to see if there are any factual inaccuracies in the report that may need to be corrected before it is published by the HSE.

Depending on what is contained in the report, they will then decide if they need to meet the inquiry chairman, Professor Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at St George's Hospital, University of London.

The HSE's clinical review started its work in mid-November last year.

Ms Halappanavar died on 28 October at Galway University Hospital having been admitted a week earlier complaining of back pain.

She was 17 weeks pregnant.

The full inquest into the case is due to begin on 8 April at Galway Courthouse.