I look forward to seeing the outcome of this.
They were not named in Judge Harding Clark’s report but The Irish Times has established that they were: Prof Walter Prendiville, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at the Coombe Women’s Hospital in Dublin; Dr John Murphy, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at the National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street; and Dr Bernard Stuart of the Coombe Women’s Hospital.
According to Judge Harding Clark’s report, the three obstetricians “have had serious regret for their part in producing these reports, which were motivated by compassion and collegiality”. While acknowledging their reports may have been prepared for limited viewing, the judge said the language used was “regrettable”.
Following a review of nine cases of Caesarean hysterectomy carried out by Dr Neary between 1996 and 1998, one of the obstetricians said: “It is my firm conclusion that Dr Neary should continue to work in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital pending any formal investigation.”
The other two consultants concluded: “We find no evidence of questionable clinical judgment, poor operative ability or faulty decision-making [by Dr Neary].”