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HSE apologises over death of woman and baby in 2019 freak tragedy

Aug 30, 2021 18:08 By Shannonside News
HSE apologises over death of woman and baby in 2019 freak tragedy HSE apologises over death of woman and baby in 2019 freak tragedy
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The tragedy took place in 2019 at Cork University Maternity Hospital.

The HSE has apologised in relation to the death of a woman and her newborn child in a freak tragedy in Cork.

Marie Downey was found dead on the floor of her room in Cork University Maternity Hospital in March 2019.

It's believed she suffered a seizure, and her son was found partially trapped underneath her and died later.

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An apology was issued by the HSE and the hospital at their inquest today.

Ralph Riegel, from the Independent, has been reading the statement:

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