Inquest into the death of Savita Halappanavar continues today

The inquest into the death of Savita Halappanavar is expected to hear more medical evidence today.

The 31 year old died from septicaemia last October following a miscarriage at Galway University Hospital.

Many of the key witnesses have already testified, such as Savita's husband Praveen Halappanavar and her consultant obstetrician Dr Katherine Astbury.

Apparent systems failures at Galway University Hospital have been repeatedly raised as a concern by  Coroner Dr Ciaran MacLoughlin.

These include the handling of medical notes, an unavailable blood sample and the failure to monitor Savita every 4 hours as stipulated by hospital guidelines.

Further medical evidence is expected  -  but all the obstetric witnesses have been called.

The inquest has also still to hear from the coroner's own expert witnesses which include a former master of the National Maternity Hospital, Dr Peter Boylan.