07/08/2022 – Dublin Live – Article
Dublin Live article highlights the restoration of power and personal confidence to victim-survivors after restorative justice has been delivered on behalf of victim-survivors.
15/07/2022 – Irish Mirror – Article
Irish Mirror article highlights the plight of victims who face meeting their abuser walking free in the town they live, while still awaiting justice for the crimes committed against them as children.
23/06/2022 – Breaking News – Article
Breaking News article highlights the inappropriate behaviour directed towards patients by a doctor and the delays and obstacles within the HSE in dealing with unethical behaviour. No child or adult in a vulnerable state in A&E should have to face unwanted advances from an attending doctor.
24/05/2022 – RTE News – Article
RTE news article shows effects on victims and survivors of patient sexual abuse; the well known tactics of alleged perpetrators and how hospital’s and medical council’s policy and procedures are failing vulnerable patients.
24/05/2022 – RTE News – Article
RTE news article highlights a second case of sexual abuse against patients in Naas General Hospital. With delays in reporting of complaints to Gardaí, delays on keeping victims informed and delays in Gardaí investigations resulting in the second alleged offender leaving the jurisdiction.
10/05/2022 – Sky News – Article
Sky news article highlights the long jail time imposed on a nurse who filmed unconscious patients in hospital in the UK and the need for appropriate sentencing in Ireland.
19/04/2022 – RTE News – Article
RTE news article shows the growing need for changes in the handling and prosecution of sexual abuse complaints with trauma informed training for Gardaí, Judges, Barristers and legal professionals.
17/04/2022 – Irish Independent – Article
Irish Independent article highlights the needs of victims to have access to reports produced by reviews into sexual abuse for their healing and recovery.
14/04/2022 – Sky News – Article
Sky news article highlights the devastating effect of one GP’s sexual offending and how it was part of his working life and hidden in plain sight, and yet overlooked for decades.
14/04/2022 – Law Reform Commission – Survey
To hear the voices of as many victims as possible in the Law Reform Commission’s consultation process, have designed a short survey in which victims of crime can anonymously submit their opinions on compensating victims of crime. The survey takes ten minutes to complete. If completing this survey causes you any distress or upset, Dignity4Patients Helpline available to support you.
7/04/2022 – Law Reform Commission – Podcast
In a very brief interview with Cork 96FM, Rebecca Cohen from the Law Reform Commissions explains why the law needs reforming for Compensating Victims of Crime and how your anonymous opinion from their online survey will be beneficial in taking a user lead approach to reforming the law for the benefit of all victims of intentional crime.
05/04/2022 – RTE News – Article
RTE news article on a Cork GP struck off the medical register for sexual assaults on young victims. Finally after decades fighting brave victims see justice served.
29/03/2022 – The Guardian – Article
The Guardian news article highlights a new UK inquiry into patient safety in mental healthcare settings including patient sexual safety while on a wards, including claims of sexual assault and harassment.
25/03/2022 – LMFM – Article
The LMFM news article highlights TD Helen McEntee’s important decision to continue funding for Victims of Crime support services in the North East including Dignity4Patients.
25/03/2022 – Law Society Gazette – Article
The Law Society Gazette article highlights the Department of Justice’s continued funding for Victims of Crime support services including Dignity4Patients and holding its first Victims’ Forum on improving victims rights.
25/02/2022 – Dublin Live – Article
Dublin Live news article highlights convicted offenders refusal to apologise to victims.
23/02/2022 – Meath Chronicle – Article
Meath Chronicle news article highlights Dignity4Patients renewed call for public inquiry into sexual abuse in Ireland’s healthcare system.
23/02/2022 – Drogheda Independent – Article
Drogheda Independent news article highlights Michael Shine’s victims still fighting for justice as their abuser walks free.
23/02/2022 – Independent Newspaper – Article
Independent news article highlights 10 year wait of victims and survivors in seeking justice for sexual crimes committed against them in our healthcare system.
23/02/2022 – Dignity4Patients – Press Statement
Dignity4Patients Press Statement highlights the appalling delay in Civil Settlements for victims and survivors and once again calls for a public inquiry into sexual abuse our healthcare system.
23/02/2022 – Independent Newspaper – Article
Independent news article highlights special treatment of a sex offender as he leaves prison after serving three years behind bars.
22/02/2022 – Ged Nash – Dáil Éireann
TD Ged Nash raises questions in Dáil Éireann on the day before a convicted offender is released from prison after serving his sentence but the pain for survivors goes on.
15/02/2022 – RTE News – Article
RTE News article highlights concerns over HSE management of services and the need for an inquiry to understand the patterns, faults and failings leading to sexual abuse in healthcare settings.
14/02/2022 – Irish Mirror – Article
Irish Mirror’s article on 143-Cases-of-suspected-sex-abuse and a call for a new national policy on the sexual abuse of patients.
13/02/2022 – Sky News – Article
Sky News report on the setup of helplines for patients after doctor arrested on suspicion of sexual assault.
10/02/2022 – Irish Examiner – Article
Irish Examiner’s article on double agony for victims as settlement deal delayed due to legal costs.
23/01/2022 – LMFM News – Article
LMFM News article highlights the victims feelings on early prison release of offender and injustice of delayed settlements.
18/01/2022 – RTE News – Article
RTE News article highlights disgrace of unpublished Brandon Report into sexual abuse in care setting.
23/11/2021 – RTE Investigates – Prime Time
Prime Time investigation into patient sexual abuse in Naas Hospital by an anaesthetist.
10/11/2021 – Irish Independent – Article
Independent’s article on the legal costs row threatening the settlement deal for abuse victims of Dr. Shine.
14/10/2021 – Irish Independent – Article
Independent’s article on the civil settlements of patients of sexual abuse by struck of surgeon..
10/10/2021 – World Mental Heath Day – No Excuses
In partnership with the Department of Justice No Excuses Campaign. The issue of understanding consent is fundamental to preventing the often hidden crime of sexual violence against Healthcare patients.
29/09/2021 – Sage Advocacy – Victim Survey
Sage Advocacy – Victims of Crime – Anonymous Survey to assess the feedback of victims to the services offered to vulnerable persons who are often the subject of hidden crime.
09/12/2020 – Irish Times – Article
Irish Times article on Whistle-blowers in health sector most likely to be punished.
12/10/220 – Belfast Telegraph – Article
Belfast Telegraph’s article on sexual abuse of patients ‘going unchecked’ in health service.
12/10/220 – The Journal – Article
The Journal’s article on Sexual abusers ‘going unchecked’ in Ireland’s health service.
12/10/220 – BreakingNews.ie – Article
BreakingNews.ie article on Dignity4Patients calls for an Inquiry into the Sexual Abuse of Patients.
12/10/2020 – Annual Report Launch – Press Statement.
Dignity4Patients launched their Annual Report 12th October 2020 and released the following Press Statement.
30/09/2020 – Dignity4Patients Joins Facebook Charitable Giving.
Donations can now be submitted directly through our Facebook page or opt to fundraise on our behalf.
24/09/2020 – Learn about the benefits to you of Phone or Video GP appointments.
Visit our Facebook page to view our video on the benefits of Remote Healthcare.
21/09/2020 – Understanding the Government Restriction Levels.
Visit our Facebook page to view our guide to understanding the different Levels associated with Covid-19 outbreaks.