There are fresh claims that decomposing bodies were left on the floor of the mortuary at University Hospital Waterford.
The claims are made in a second letter by four pathologists at the hospital to the South South West Hospital Group in March.
It comes after the Taoiseach said that there is no evidence to support claims that emerged last week that bodies were being left on trolleys due to a lack of storage at the facility.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar twice refuses opportunity to apologise to pathologists at Waterford Hospital.
Varadkar says he does regret if his tone suggested he was discouraging whistleblowers in the health service & he wasn’t calling any staff member dishonest. pic.twitter.com/Oh9iYmA7R7
— Seán Defoe (@SeanDefoe) May 3, 2019
Sinn Fein TD for Waterford David Cullinane explains what the letter outlines:
"The letter makes a fresh claim that things had got so bad that some bodies were left to lie on floors at the mortuary."
"Anyone that's lost a loved one would be horrified at the prospect that their loved one's body would be left lying on the floor of a mortuary because the services and facilities were not put in place."
Deputy Cullinane is now calling for a fresh inquiry to take place:
— Kim Buckley (@KiiimBuckley) May 3, 2019