A review of the controversial surgery of the keyhole gall bladder has found no evidence of negligence by the surgeon of the Navan hospital. Although, the review has not found any negligence, it has recommended that the procedure of keeping the records of the patients, surgeries and other necessary information related to treatment be taken care of with more effectiveness.
The findings of the review have been acknowledged by the hospital and it has conveyed apologies to the families of the patients. The independent review has made two major recommendations to the hospital. The foremost recommendation has been made about the surgical department of the hospital. The review says, “Surgical department at Our Lady's Hospital, Navan, is not viable in terms of expertise or clinical governance, and requires to be part of a larger surgical department”.
The second recommendation, which has been made by the review, pertains to the clinical governance structure. The report is of the view that there is a need to bring the clinical governance structure prior to the phased re-introduction of surgical services.
The recommendations made by the review have been fully acknowledged by the hospital. The hospital has promised to bring the required changes in its working. However, the Louth Meath Hospital Group has been asked to oversee and to ensure that all recommendations are acted on and addressed timely.
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