No action against HSE from Limerick family

Nick Rabbitts

Reporter:

Nick Rabbitts

The Walsh family, who hail from Carew Park, were left devastated after the death of Frank Walsh
THE family of a man who died from an aneurysm have said they do not intend to take any action against the Health Service Executive (HSE).

THE family of a man who died from an aneurysm have said they do not intend to take any action against the Health Service Executive (HSE).

The Walsh family who hail from Carew Park, but now live in Ballysheedy, were left devastated when their father Frank died from a blood clot in his brain.

The father-of-one - a welder by trade - was told he had an aneurysm in December, and was placed on the priority list for a number of treatments, with one option being a brain by-pass.

But he only secured an appointment at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin on May 1 - three days after his tragic death, aged only 37.

Despite being angry with the HSE, the family have said they do not plan to take the matter further.

Doctors had told Frank there was a major threat to his life, and he was sent to have a CT scan in Cork.

But despite several calls from his partner of five years Shelly Kennedy, there was no more progress until April, when he was booked in for an appointment the early part of May.

The problem had originally risen after Frank was sent for an MRI scan at the Limerick Regional Hospital after complaining of headaches.

Shelley said her partner’s life could have been saved if he hasn’t been treated as “just a number”.