Moral Panic - Child Sexual Abuse

Professional Misconduct - Moira Woods

Index 2002

The Irish Times
February 20, 2002

Woods not to appeal finding of misconduct

Dr Moira Woods, former head of the Sexual Assault Trauma Unit at the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin, is not to appeal a finding of professional misconduct by the Medical Council's Fitness to Practise Committee.

In a statement to The Irish Times, Dr Woods said: "I have taken this decision with great reluctance and, in consideration of the views of my family, who feel strongly that as I have lived with this inquiry and its underlying context for 10 years, the serious issues involved must now be addressed by others.

"I am very grateful to my legal team, and to the international experts in child sexual abuse who supported me. I intend this to be my last statement on the matter."