A Medical Council fitness to practise inquiry has found an obstetrician and gynaecologist at St Luke's Hospital in Kilkenny guilty of professional misconduct and poor professional performance and will submit its report and recommendations on sanction at a later stage to the full Medical Council.

The case involved Dr David McMurray and the care of 36-year-old Tracey Campbell Fitzpatrick, a native of Knock who was living in Carlow, who died in hospital shortly after giving birth on Easter Monday 28 March 2016.

At the opening of the hearing yesterday, RTE are reporting that lawyers for Dr McMurray said he was admitting and accepting that he failed to attend Ms Campbell Fitzpatrick in a timely manner when complications arose in her case.

Dr McMurray also admitted to one case of professional misconduct and to one case of poor professional performance.

Lawyers for Dr McMurray said he wanted to extend condolences on behalf of his client to the family of the late Ms Campbell Fitzpatrick.


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