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Coroners Act Response to the Coronial Findings in the matter of Ms Irene Magriplis dated 21 September 2017



Coroners Act Response to the Coronial Findings in the matter of Ms Irene Magriplis dated 21 September 2017

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THE CORONER: Treacy's saying he dramatically realised two months later. There's no doubt about it, he realised how important that was. MR CRAWLEY: Yes. THE CORONER: There's not even a hint on anything in all his responses until yesterday afternoon about it. What am I to make of that? Counsel Assisting says effectively that it goes to his credibility. Have you got a response or not? MR CRAWLEY: Yes, I have. I say Sir that Dr Treacy was responding by saying what he did and why he did it. To the extent that you're investigating his conduct, that is his response. THE CORONER: Thank you. MR CRAWLEY: He said what he did and he's said why he did it. Now without seeking to make excuses. saying well if someone had told me sotnething different I would have do-ne something different, he accepts the failings insofar as his conduct was concerned and he indicates how he's changed his conduct and in my submission, that's as far as it needs to go.',_ 130. It went further. The following day Mr Maher, the solicitor for Mr Treacy, sent a letter to Counsel Assisting. The letter in part stated: "I enclose with this letter a copy of a letter emailed to me by Mr Treacy on 5 February 2017, written shortly after he had had the opportunity to examine the coronia! file and the first tranche of supplementary documents received from your office, which I had posted to him on a USB on 20 January 2017. This was the first time he had seen the fluid chart entry referring to 400mls in the drain. You can see that Dr Treacy was very surprised to see what was on that chart and that this was for him a most significant issue. Subsequently, these events occurred: l. In the week prior to the inquest Dr Treacy met with me and counsel. Uppermost in Dr Treacy's mind was the fluid chart and the reference to 400mls of fluid. He told us, as he later confirmed in his evidence, that he would routinely check these charts if they were available, but he was certain he had not seen that entry. He was personally wanting these matters to be put to the coroner.

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