Sir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, an independent expert in obstetrics and gynaecology, will chair the Investigation Team into her death.
He is a Professor and Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Deputy Head of Clinical Sciences at St George’s University of London, as well as President of the International Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
The Investigation Team comprises a number of experts in the relevant disciplines; including anaesthesia, midwifery, obstetrics and gynaecology, to review the full range of clinical care provided to Ms Halappanavar. The team also includes an independent patient representative.
The HSE’s National Incident Management Team (NIMT) will oversee and support the investigation into the circumstances of Ms Halappanavar’s tragic death.
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