There have been calls for an independent review of children’s spinal surgery in all hospitals in the wake of serious concerns about care at CHI at Temple Street.
The HSE has ordered an external review of orthopaedic surgery at the hospital following a number of “serious spinal surgical incidents”.
Tánaiste Micheal Martin, also in New York, said that the external review is the “right decision”.
“Our deep sympathies are with any parents who have lost a child in a situation like this, but the ordering of the review should give faith broadly in the health service,” he said.
“For families affected it is devastating and no words of mine would console any mother or father in terms of the loss of their child in such circumstances.”