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Monthly Archives: May 2015
Portaloise – the HIQA report
The widely leaked HIQA report into Portaloise Hospital is out now. The various pieces can be downloaded from www.hiqa.ie
- Executive Summary and Recommendations
- Full Investigation Report,
- Terms of reference of the investigation
- Members of the investigation team
- Speaking notes for press conference
The context is well known, serious failing in maternity care in Portlaoise, identified by a great team of reporters from the RTE programme PrimeTime investigates, and detailed in a very clear, and very explicit, report from Tony Holohan, the CMO.
Child outcomes in families of same-sex couples – some evidence
I have looked at recent evidence on the outcomes for children raised by same-sex parents. The short version is that there is no evidence for worse outcomes in children raised by same-sex couples. My detailed review of these studies, with references, is elsewhere on this website.