I propose to take Questions Nos. 119, 121 and 169 together.
I have made enquiries with the Health Service Executive (HSE) and the HSE has informed me that they can find no evidence of any healthcare audits relating to the specific matter referred to in the question.
The HSE has also advised that the Ireland East Hospital Group (IEHG) has advised that St. Vincent’s University Hospital (SVUH) has no knowledge of any internal HSE report into the falsification of blood glucose and blood ketone readings in St Vincent’s hospital in 2017.
The HSE has asked SVUH to undertake a wider review of other relevant records (e.g. complaints, HR and Incident Reports) to confirm that there is no evidence of falsification allegations. The hospital has confirmed that it would take any breaches seriously and address them with immediate action. In line with best practice in St. Vincent’s University Hospital, a number of hospital audits have been completed in relation to compliance with glucometer guidelines.