16 May 2014 No Comments by The Northern Standard

The HSE has unreservedly apologised for shortcomings in the management and care of a Carrickmacross woman, Sharon McEneaney, whose death occurred at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda.

The High Court was told on Tuesday that the HSE had reached a settlement of €62,500 in the case of the 31-year-old woman, who had waited nine months for a cancer diagnosis and died in 2009.

In the apology read out in court to Ms Justice Mary Irvine, the HSE said there were many deficits in Ms McEneaney’s care which led to delayed cancer diagnosis and treatment.

The HSE apologised to her family for their loss.

Ms McEneaney first attended the Emergency Department of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda in October 2007, complaining of abdominal pain.

Ms. McEneaney, who had managed a crèche in Carrickmacross, died in April 2009, from a cancerous tumour in her abdomen, after being treated at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin.

A HSE report into the case found that the Drogheda hospital “completely failed her” and raised questions about …

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