Health Minister Simon Harris says he will 'reflect very seriously' on the calls for an independent investigation into a woman's death during a routine procedure at the National Maternity Hospital.
Malak Thawley was 34 when she died last year during an operation for an ectopic pregnancy.
An inquest heard the hospital didn't know her blood type when she started bleeding out and staff had to get ice from a local pub to cool her brain.
A verdict of medical misadventure was returned at Dublin District Coroner's Court last month.
Mrs Thawley's husband Alan has since called for an independent external inquiry - and Simon Harris says he 'absolutely understands' that desire for answers.
Minister Harris insisted that he is working to make sure that such a situation does not happen again - and that is one of the reasons why he wants to see the new maternity hospital completed.