Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) was facilitating cash-only private appointments for the surgeon at the centre of Temple Street’s ongoing unlicensed springs scandal as recently as late August.
Pádraig Ó Meiscill
Senior management at Children's Health Ireland at Temple Street knew that unlicensed springs had been used in spinal surgery in May this year.
During tense discussions this March, Temple Street management urging surgeons to resume spina bifida surgeries had to be reminded that surgeries were suspended because of alarmingly high rates of post-operative complications – including the death of a child.
The father of a seriously ill spina bifida patient at Children's Health Ireland at Temple Street (CHI) was denied the right to participate in a review of surgery at the hospital.
Certain Spina bifida-related surgeries remains suspended at Children's Health Ireland at Temple Street (CHI) for almost a year amid serious allegations that unlicensed devices made with non-medical parts have been implanted in child patients.