A verdict is expected this afternoon at the final day of the inquest into the death of Savita Halappanavar.
The 31 year old dentist died at UHG last October following a miscarriage.
Galway bay fm news reports the jury has now broken for lunch and will resume its deliberations at 2 this afternoon.
The 11 person jury retired at 11.15 this morning to consider its verdict and adjourned for lunch at
It was after Coroner Dr. Ciaran MacLoughlin read his summary of the evidence heard over seven days.
The jury has been charged with two verdicts to consider – that of a narrative verdict and that of
The Coroner explained that the narrative verdict is a finding of fact in accordance with the medical
The second is a possible verdict of medical misadventure.
Dr. MacLoughlin explained this verdict may be considered if the jury feels there were any systemic
failures or deficiencies in her medical management.
He told the jury that this verdict has no inference or imposition of civil or criminal liability.
He went on to explain that the inquest verdict does not impose a criminal or civil liability on any
person or party and that this is a fact finding exercise in accordance with Section 30 of the Act.
The Coroner also made nine recommendations should the jury return a verdict of misadventure.
These include certain protocols on sepsis management, the adoption of a modified early warning score
chart by all hospitals and the separation of medical and nursing notes.
The jury was told that it may reject them, accept them or add to them but that any such
recommendations must be in accordance with Section 30 of the Act.
1,345 cases of Covid-19 confirmed nationally
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – The Department of Health has confirmed 1,345 new cases of Covid-19 here.
It’s a reduction of 41 on yesterday’s figures which were the highest in six months.
There are currently 105 people in hospital with the virus, a reduction of one person.
Of those, 21 are in intensive care units, also a decrease of one person compared to yesterday.
The five-day moving average in Ireland has risen to 1,282, compared to 983 this day last week.
The 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 of the population now stands at 310, while the seven-day moving average is 1,237.
The HSE continue to be affected by the recent cyber attack and the daily case figure may change due to future data review, validation and update.
LISTEN: Major road enhancement scheme near Abbeyknockmoy expected to begin by late 2023
A major road enhancement scheme near Abbeyknockmoy is expected to begin by late 2023.
Galway County Council has confirmed that significant progress is being made on the N63 Liss to Abbey road realignment scheme.
The proposed scheme involves widening and realigning the 1.2km Type 2 single carriageway with a half a metre hard strip on either side and installing a new bridge over the River Abbert.
The County Council says it expects to make an application to An Bord Pleanála for scheme approval by the third quarter of this year.
It’s anticipated that an oral hearing will take place by the start of next year and if approved, it’s hoped that works with begin by the start of 2024.
Local Councillor Pete Roche says it’s great to see this level of progress for the long awaited €18 million project:
Water restored to Carna and Roundstone following power outage
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Irish Water and Galway County Council have confirmed that water supply has been restored to impacted customers in Carna and Roundstone and the surrounding areas following a power outage at the Cill Chiaran Water Treatment Plant.
Dedicated water service crews were mobilised and repairs were undertaken yesterday evening and this morning and it is recommended that customers allow 2 to 3 hours after the estimated restoration time for the water supply to fully return.
In a statement, Irish Water and Galway County Council said that they understood the inconvenience caused when disruptions occur and they thanked customers for their patience while supply was restored to impacted customers.
The Irish Water Customer Care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact them on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For updates please see the Water Supply Updates section of their website.