The report on maternity deaths at Portlaoise Hospital must lead to the highest standard at its maternity unit, according to Charlie Flanagan TD.
“It is only right and proper that a comprehensive investigation be carried out having regard to the dreadful and tragic circumstances of events. No family should have to endure what these families have gone through over the past number of years. The recent revelations have cast a dark shadow over the hospital and these measures are a necessary step to put matters right,” he said.
He said the HSE must cooperate with the HIQA probe.