Strength in Numbers dedicated to my late mother Kay

About 11,500 patients die in Irish public hospitals annually

The chances of Irish hospital patients dying after surgery are 2.6 times higher here than in the UK, said Dr Áine Carroll, the HSE’s national director for clinical strategy and programmes. She said data from the World Health Organisation (WHO) showed healthcare errors seriously harmed one in 10 patients, but that only 3 per cent of doctors believed that medical errors were a principal health concern.

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