Tuesday, 27 January 2004

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Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin


662 Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Health and Children if he has received a report on the death of a person (details supplied) in a Dublin hospital as a result of complications arising from IVF treatment; if an investigation has been carried out into the case and, if not, if he will recommend that one be initiated; and if his Department has examined this case and its implications for IVF treatment in this State. [1327/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Health and Children)

First, I would like to convey my deepest sympathy to the family of the woman concerned.

My Department requested a report on this case from the Rotunda Hospital. However, my Department is advised that, as the circumstances surrounding the death of the person concerned are currently the subject of an inquest under the jurisdiction of the Dublin city coroner, the hospital is not in a position at this stage to provide my Department with a report. It would be inappropriate, therefore, for me to make any comment on the case at this stage.

Question No. 663 answered with QuestionNo. 659.