Family receive report into baby's death

Friday 08 August 2014 22.37
The baby was born at Cavan General Hospital in November 2012
The baby was born at Cavan General Hospital in November 2012

The family of a baby boy who died after being born in Cavan General Hospital last year have received a report into the circumstances of his death.

The Health Service Executive has confirmed that officials met the family, gave them a copy of the report and once again expressed regret for the loss of their child. 

The report, its summary and conclusions have not been published.

The baby was born in November 2012 in Cavan.

However, there was a complication during the birth and he died two days later.

After the incident, the HSE commissioned a review of what happened from the National Maternity Hospital in Dublin.

The death was one of three over a two-year period in Cavan General Hospital. 

In a statement, the HSE said the review was to establish the factual circumstances leading to the incident and identify key factors that may have contributed to the loss of the child.   

As well as giving the report to the family, HSE officials promised that the report's recommendations would be addressed in full. 

In their statement, hospital management also acknowledged the significant time and efforts of the review team in the completion of this independent report as well as the trauma the staff of the hospital have undergone.   

The statement concluded that the HSE requested "the family's right to privacy at this time whilst they consider the report".