Getting Your Records Back from the Scheme

TO ALL SURVIVORS OF SYMPHYSIOTOMY WHO APPLIED TO THE PAYMENT SCHEME AND THEIR FAMILIES You may have seen the controversy over the plan to destroy medical records held by the Symphysiotomy Payment Scheme. The Assessor has announced that all records

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SoS Submission to UN Human Rights Council

The UN will carry out a review of Ireland in 2016. Read our submission to the United Nations Human Rights Council: This submission outlines the torture, and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, perpetrated on three generations of women in Ireland

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High Court refuses application for costs in symphysiotomy case​

Survivors of Symphysiotomy has​ expressed satisfaction with ​today’s High Court judgme​nt​ refusing the State’s application for costs in a case involving a so-called ​prophylactic symphysiotomy ​done ​in 1963 ​at the Coombe Hospital, Dublin. ​’It was unseemly to see the State

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Ireland accused of whitewashing childbirth scandal:

See the latest from Al Jazeera on State’s attempt to whitewash symphysiotomy scandal

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Please get in touch with your experience of State Symphysiotomy Payment Scheme

Following reports that so many applications to the Payment Scheme have been turned down, we are appealing to any woman who has been rejected by the Assessor of the State Symphysiotomy Payment Scheme to get in touch. We would also

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Government’s so-called “non-adversarial” Scheme places impossible and unjust burden of proof on survivors of symphysiotomy

Government’s so-called “non-adversarial” Scheme places impossible and unjust burden of proof on survivors of symphysiotomy. Survivors of Symphysiotomy have criticised the implementation of the Symphysiotomy Scheme, describing the Scheme’s criteria for a 50 year paper trail of injuries as ‘unrealistic,

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Survivors of Symphysiotomy appeal to the Rotunda Hospital for the release of key birth records

Survivors of Symphysiotomy have appealed to one of Dublin’s main maternity hospitals to release records belonging to one of their members. Marie O’Connor, Chairperson of Survivors of Symphysiotomy, said: ‘we are appealing to the Master of the Rotunda Hospital to

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Cover up of records unearthed

Thousands of hospital records containing evidence of symphysiotomy withheld in ‘careful’ and ‘systematic’ cover up Maternity care records have emerged showing the State has failed to investigate the practice of symphysiotomy. Marie O’Connor, Chairperson of Survivors of Symphyiotomy, the national

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Amnesty International, ICCL and SoS Press Conference

Media Advisory Rights groups call for fundamental changes to Symphysiotomy Payment Scheme as vital ​hospital ​records emerge Irish Council for Civil Liberties and Amnesty International Ireland join forces with Survivors of Symphysiotomy to strongly criticise the terms and conditions of

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Varadkar’s symphysiotomy waiver “shields perpetrators” say key advocates

Joint Irish Council for Civil Liberties/ Survivors of Symphysiotomy Press Release Tuesday 2 December 2014 Proposals by Health Minister Leo Varadkar TD that require symphysiotomy survivors to waive their human rights have been strongly criticised by national and international human

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