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Investigation underway at University Hospital Limerick following the death of a young woman after a miscarriage

A 33-year-old woman has died from a cardiac arrest following the loss of her pregnancy.

An investigation has been launched at University Hospital Limerick (UHL) following the death of a young woman, who is said to have suffered a cardiac arrest after a miscarriage.

The 33-year-old woman, from County Clare, was admitted to University Maternal Hospital Limerick, on Friday, February 16, before being transferred to UHL the next day.

According to The Irish Independent, the woman underwent an angiogram and several other tests, including blood tests, to check for any infections or possible sepsis. The tests did not reveal any cause for concern.

The following day, the woman’s condition deteriorated rapidly after she and her husband were being informed that her pregnancy had been lost.

The 33-year-old woman’s death is mourned deeply by her family and friends in County Clare. 

Tributes poured in following her death, describing her as “friendly, bubbly and kind”, and “fantastic” at her job.

Another described her as “such a positive and beautiful soul”, and her friends are “so heartbroken” to learn of her passing.

A spokesperson for UL Hospitals Group have released a statement this morning to Limerick Live, saying: “We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family and loved ones of the patient concerned.

“This is normal HSE practice where a sudden death occurs in our care. This review will inform any future actions.

“Our staff continue to be available to support the family through this difficult process.”

According to the statement, the review is in line with the Health Service Executive (HSE) Incident Management Framework.

The investigation will review the circumstances in her treatment in both the maternity hospital and UHL.

All test results and vital sign monitoring scores will be reviewed again and a report, including her post-mortem examination result, will be completed.

Limerick Voice extends our deepest sympathies to the family, friends, and local community affected by this loss.

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