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IrelandExternal review to be carried out into abortion at National Maternity Hospital

11:45  17 may  2019
11:45  17 may  2019 Source:   thejournal.ie

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AN EXTERNAL REVIEW is expected to be carried out into the circumstances surrounding an abortion at the National Maternity Hospital in It is understood the case concerns a couple who were told their baby had a fatal foetal abnormality and that an abortion was then carried out at over

The National Maternity Hospital in Dublin has commissioned the review into the circumstances of an abortion carried out in the hospital last March. The review is expected to be carried out by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in the UK in response to a complaint made by a

External review to be carried out into abortion at National Maternity Hospital © Joe Dunne Photocall Ireland! File photo of Holles St.

AN EXTERNAL REVIEW is to be carried out into the circumstances surrounding an abortion at the National Maternity Hospital in Holles Street.

In a statement, a hospital spokesperson said they couldn’t comment on individual cases but that review is to be carried out.

“We can confirm that we have asked the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist to conduct an independent review of a recent case at the hospital,” they said.

RTÉ has reported that the case concerns a couple who were told their baby had a fatal foetal abnormality and an abortion which was carried out at over 15 weeks.

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The abortion is understood to have been carried out in the National Maternity Hospital in the last few weeks. When an issue is suspected with a baby a The sample is divided into two for testing. The tests on the first sample can take five days to come back and are understood to be 99% accurate.

An external review is to be conducted by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in Britain into the circumstances of a termination of pregnancy in March at the National Maternity Hospital in Holles Street.

It was thought the baby had Trisomy18, also known as Edwards Syndrome, but a series of genetic tests later found that was not the case.

The parents sought an external investigation and the hospital has now decided to set up an external review, RTÉ reports.

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