21 May, 2021

Statement on call for investigation into treatment of Deirdre Morley

St Patrick’s Mental Health Services (SPMHS) wishes to express its heartfelt condolences to the family of Carla, Darragh and Conor McGinley on their unbearable loss.

As was reported during the court proceedings, Ms Deirdre Morley spent a period of time as a service user of SPMHS.

Given the court verdict, SPMHS supports the call for an independent inclusive investigation into Ms Morley’s treatment, and any other factors which may be pertinent to this tragic event.

SPMHS Services is committed to the provision of the highest quality mental healthcare, including adhering to the highest human rights and child protection principles.

It is imperative that we identify what can be learnt from this tragic event. This includes fully and sensitively investigating if anything could have been done to prevent the deaths of three innocent children, and to help avoid any family in the future suffering a similar fate.

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