5th June 2002
Commitment to Organs Inquiry recommendations welcomed
Sinn Fein Health Spokesperson, West Belfast MLA Sue Ramsey has welcomed the commitment of the Health Minister Bairbre de Brun to implement the recommendations of the Organs Inquiry in full.
Ms Ramsey said:
"I welcome the commitment of the Health Minister Bairbre de Brun to implement the recommendations of the Organs Inquiry in full.
"Considering that this came to light 15 months ago we need to ensure that those responsible are made accountable. I also welcome the signal from the Minister that there will be new legislation to bring in sanctions against individuals and organisation that have breached guidelines.
"I am also deeply concerned at the 11th hour response of Queens University to the Organs Inquiry.
"The issue of organ donation is in some ways a side issue. The key issue is that bereaved parents and relatives are treated sensitively and that we have a proper system for giving informed consent coupled with a rigorous monitoring system to ensure that organs or tissues removed are properly catalogued."
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