ANDREW McGinley has said he needs to understand why his children were killed when he filed a medical malpractice case against HSE.
On January 24, it will be two years since his three children, Conor, 9, Darragh, 6, and Carla, 3, were found dead at their home in Newcastle, Dublin.
Their mother, Deirdre Morley, was not found guilty of murder by reason of insanity.
Since their death, Andrew has been campaigning to include families in mental health treatment cases.
And after two years of asking why he had not been informed of Deirdre’s mental state at the time of their death, he has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against HSE, St Pat’s Hospital and her psychiatrist. Deirdre.
He told the Irish Sun: “I feel like I know how children die. I know every graphic detail of how they died. But deep down I don’t want to know that. And I still don’t understand why.
“For two years I talked about mental health, I was trying to see the changes that were being made and trying to understand and I was no longer close.
“All I really want to do is talk about the legacy of the kids, the account I have for Conor’s Clips, the charity work with As Darragh Did and Carla’s Snowmen. I just want to campaign for a change in mental health treatments and the Mental Health Act. ”
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Andrew was told HSE has completed its preliminary review of the deaths and a new review is beginning.
He continued: “For me, the assessment that is being done is a good starting point.
“For me, it’s not a game to blame. I just need to understand why and they have to understand so no one else has to go through what I went through.
“Our case is similar to Una Butler and what she went through with the loss of her two beautiful daughters, Zoe and Ella.
“She campaigned for change and she was not being heard.
“So now I’ve added my voice to Una’s. Hopefully someone will listen and we won’t have another voice.
“Some of your readers may find themselves in a similar situation if the Mental Health Act were not changed to include families in treatment.”
‘INCLUDING FAMILY DOING A LOT of SENSE’
Andrew told the Irish Sun that his only source of information was Deirdre.
“I know all the people she doesn’t want me to know how bad she is,” he said.
“I understand she is not well. I just think the best place is to contact me and inform me.
“They see her for treatment for an hour a week. The rest of the time she’s at home with someone who wants them to get better and helps them with what they’re going through.”
He added: “For me, family integration means a lot. I know in some cases it was inappropriate but for us it happened.
Deirdre has also brought a medical malpractice case against the same three people.
An HSE spokesman said: “An independent review is underway. HSE cannot comment on individual cases where doing so might reveal information that would violate an ethical requirement for us to comply with our confidentiality obligations. “
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