Tallaght Patient Died On Hospital Trolley

A man died while on a hospital trolley awaiting a doctor.

Today, a verdict of death due to natural causes has been recorded after an inquest into the death of a patient at Tallaght Hospital Emergency Department.

Coroner Dr Kieran Geraghty said there was no evidence that any treatment would have prevented the death of Thomas Brennan on 22 July from a condition, which led to a heart attack.

Today's inquest heard how Mr Brennan had been admitted to Tallaght Hospital emergency department at 12.27pm, as doctors were concerned about abdominal pain.

Mr Brennan was referred to the duty medical team for admission to a bed, but he was not seen to again until after 1am the following morning, by which point he had passed away.


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