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Brave mother who sadly lost her baby at Midlands Regional Hospital has given praise to Leo Varadkar




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The mother of a baby who died at the Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise has given praise to the Health Minister on his handling of the current situation at the hospital.

The woman in question Janice Boland made her comments after Leo Varadkar attended an emotional meeting last week with many families who had lost babies at the hospital. Mr Varadkar made a statement after he met with the grieving mothers were he said he was personally “ashamed” at the treatment of grieving mothers there. Mrs Boland from Co Kildare sadly lost her daughter Caitlin when tragically died in the hospital in 2006.

Mrs Boland told local radio station Kfm, that she felt the minister was honest and sincere in his words. Mrs Boland went onto say: “He (Varadkar) smacked of that aura of (that) he was capable of doing this, but he just needed us to be a little patient. You felt that honesty and sincerity,” said Boland. “The room filled with more people than you can possibly have imagined, they had to fetch more chairs. The scale of this monstrous scandal became very clear to myself and my husband and the elephant in the room was Portlaoise Hospital.”

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