Tuesday, December 04, 2012


THE family of a WIT student who collapsed on campus and died hours later, a week after knee surgery, have called for an independent investigation into his death, stating that they would have no faith in an internal HSE enquiry.

An inquest into the death of 22-year-old Niall Comerford was heard at Waterford Courthouse last week, where the cause of death was said to be due to acute cardiac failure secondary to a pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis. The inquest heard that Niall, a second year legal studies student, had undergone surgery on his knee at Kilcreene Hospital, Kilkenny, seven days before he died. His family said they have been left with too many questions and not enough answers after the healthy young man passed away suddenly on October 1 of this year. The HSE has said it is liaising with the family to address their concerns.

Full story is in this week’s Waterford News & Star, out now.

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