Review of the work of a Consultant Histopathologist, Dr. E, at Galway University Hospital

April 6 2009

This report describes the review conducted at Galway University Hospital (GUH) into the work of a pathologist referred to in the report as Dr. E. Dr. E was employed as a locum consultant at GUH for a six week period in 2004.

In December 2007 Management at GUH were alerted to concerns about Dr. E's work in the UK subsequent to his employment in GUH. On foot of these concerns GUH acted immediately to institute a review of Dr. E's work while employed at GUH in 2004.

The report includes details related to the management of calls to a help-line which was established by GUH related to the Dr. E. review and also the help-line that related to the Health Information and Quality Authority investigation of symptomatic breast services, commenced in July 2007 and published in July 2008.