Inquiry into Hyponatraemia-Related Deaths – June 2019 update

Date published: 27 June 2019

The Department of Health today published its latest update on the ongoing work to implement the recommendations of the Inquiry into Hyponatraemia-Related deaths (IHRD).


The progress report details how working groups are addressing key areas including duty of candour and education and training. A number of the inquiry recommendations are complex and require considerable research, consultation and reflection. A number also require legislation which will require a Minister and legislature.

The next update will be mid-October when it is hoped there will be the beginning of a steady stream of circulars being issued within the health service detailing how individual recommendations should be implemented.

The progress report can be found online

Notes to editors: 

  • The IHRD Implementation Programme is comprised of nine workstreams and 200 people from different backgrounds working through the recommendations arising from the Inquiry into Hyponatraemia-Related Deaths (IHRD).
  • Further information on the IHRD Implementation Programme can be found on the Department's website.
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