Thursday, June 21, 2012

Doherty calls for Health Committee to invite Medical Missionaries of Mary and HSE to discuss Dr Shine case

Fine Gael Meath East TD, Regina Doherty, has today (Thursday) tabled a motion to the Oireachtas Health Committee calling for an invitation to be extended to the Medical Missionaries of Mary and the HSE North East to come before the Committee to discuss changes in practices being implemented in light of the conviction of Dr Michael Shine. 

Deputy Doherty’s motion was seconded by Sinn Féin Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin, and is due to be discussed at the Committee next week.

“I was glad to receive the support of Deputy Ó Caoláin on this issue. The people of the North East deserve a full account in relation to what changes in practises and processes are being implemented as a result of the conviction of Dr Michael Shine for the sexual abuse of patients and the removal of his licence by the Irish Medical Organisation.

“I look forward to discussing this issue in full next week, and I hope to receive the support of the other Committee members, so an invite can be issued.”

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