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18/08/2017

Woman's Body Lay Undiscovered In Hospital Toilet For 'Up To 10 Hours'

An investigation has been launched after it was revealed that the body of woman lay undiscovered in a disabled toilet at University Hospital Galway for up to 10 hours.

According to reports the body of a Polish woman was found in a public disabled toilet at the hospitals Emergency Department over the August Bank Holiday weekend. It is believed that the body may have lay undiscovered for up to 10 hours.

However, it is understood that the woman was not a patient of the hospital or the emergency department and staff were unaware that she had entered the building or the toilet.

Questioning how the body could undiscovered for so long, Labour Councillor and member of the HSE West Regional Health Forum, Niall McNelis has said that he has asked the hospital how this happened "over such a long period of time".

(MH)

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