Funeral of Philomena Canning to take place tomorrow


The Donegal Midwife who died at the weekend after settling an action with the HSE will be buried in her native Glenvar tomorrow.

Philomena Canning, who had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, had sought damages from the HSE, who withdrew her indemnity insurance to practice as a midwife.

In 2015, her indemnity was restored by the HSE, but she never worked again as a midwife.

After her case was settled at the beginning of the month, Ms. Canning said that it was first day in almost four-and-a-half years where she woke without a shadow over her, but there was also sadness because her long-held ambition of bringing birth centres to the women of Ireland may never be realised.