Conduct a Criminal Investigation & Simon Harris Resign for Death of Emma Mhic Mhathúna

Conduct a Criminal Investigation & Simon Harris Resign for Death of Emma Mhic Mhathúna

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Simon Harris Resign and Leo Varadkar start a Criminal Investigation into the Tragic Death of EMMA MHIC MHATHÚNA

7th October 2018

Mother-of-five Emma Mhic Mhathúna was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2016 after receiving two incorrect smear results. Today she has tragically passed away.

The 37-year-old died this morning leaving her five children motherless from ages 2 to 16 years.

Emma sued the HSE and the US laboratory used by CervicalCheck after she was given incorrect smear test results and was awarded a €7.5m settlement.

Ms Mhic Mhathúna's family released the following statement 

" Emma, who battled her illness with great valour, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her family’s loving embrace in the knowledge that she had helped to shine a light on important issues which affected not just her own life, but lives of many others.

Emma’s unending and unwavering commitment to her children means that her abiding legacy will be that of a great mother. However, Emma will also be remembered as someone who fought for social justice in an exceptionally selfless way during times of great personal challenge.

We will miss Emma beyond words, her intellect, her love, her quick wit and infectious smile are irreplaceable to those closest to her in these difficult days. However, we take some comfort in the knowledge that Emma will be long remembered by the thousands of people who have been inspired by her fight for justice, transparency and improved services "

The HSE is a shambles under Minister Simon Harris and this poor woman's death was wholly avoidable if the HSE had not given her the all clear when she needed treatment. There are hundreds of women in the same position now still not sorted out. Waiting months for results and even then those results might not be right.

Emma did everything she should have done, went for screening and followed all medical advice. This young mother died on Simon Harris' watch, as Minister for Health he should do the decent thing and resign. There should be a full Criminal Investigation and people should go to jail for this young woman's death and the deaths to come as a result of this shameful scandal.

 

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