HSE Chief “Exceptionally Sorry” For Pain Of Families Whose Loved Ones Have Died At UHL

The CEO of the HSE say he’s “exceptionally sorry” for the pain experienced by families whose loved ones have died at University Hospital Limerick.

The Systems Analysis Review of the death of Shannon man Martin Abbott, who passed away at the Dooradoyle facility in 2019 after falling off a trolley, has found that medication continued to be prescribed in his name after his time of death.

Meanwhile, the independent investigation report into the death of Shannon teenager Aoife Johnston, who died in 2022 after developing sepsis while on a trolley for over 12 hours at UHL, is now over five weeks overdue.



Speaking at University Hospital Limerick, HSE Chief Executive Bernard Gloster says while nothing can change what’s already happened at the facility, mistakes can be learned from.

Listen to the full interview here