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Children’s Health Ireland Report on Spinal Surgery for Patients with Spina Bifida in Children’s Health Ireland at Temple Street
Coleman Legal LLP
Sep 20, 2023

On the 18th of September 2023, Children’s Health Ireland publish its report on spinal surgeries among children with Spina Bifida carried out at Temple Street Hospital from 2018 to 2022.

This followed both an internal review carried out by CHI, and also an external review carried out by experts from Boston Children’s Hospital.

The report was commissioned due to

  1. In July and September 2022, two serious post-operative surgical incidents were reported at CHI Temple Street. This incidents remain under investigation.
  2. In September 2022, concerns about spinal surgery outcomes were also raised by members of the Spina Bifida Multi-Disciplinary Team to their Clinical Director and to the CHI Chief Medical Officer.

You can read the report here: Children’s Health Ireland Report on Spinal Surgery for Patients with Spina Bifida


The Medical Negligence Team here at Coleman Legal LLP are highly experienced and competent in the area of clinical negligence. We will discuss your situation with you in complete confidence.

If you are concerned about the clinical care that your child received while undergoing spinal surgery in Temple Street Children’s Hospital, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.  We will advise you as to your legal rights and support you throughout the entire process. Learn more

Keith Rolls Partner Coleman Legal LLP

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