HSE West/North-West Maternity review subsumed into national review

babysThe Minister for Health is under pressure to reveal the terms of reference for a national review of maternity services.

Last night it emerged that the HSE West/North-West Hospital Group had shelved a controversial review of services in its area.

It follows the resignation of the Group chairman after it emerged he had a stake in the consultancy firm that carried out the review of maternity services in the region.

Maternity services in HSE West/North-West will now be subject to the national review already underway by the HSE and Dept of Health.

Fianna Fail Senator Marc McSharry says Minister James Reilly needs to make a statement on the future of the country's maternity services: