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#Maternity services

# maternity-services - Thursday 3 May, 2018

Portiuncula Hospital review found 'serious management errors' made in cases of 10 babies

The report looked at 18 cases of maternity care at the Galway hospital.

# maternity-services - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

Long queues at Rotunda Hospital partly caused by new IT system

The hospital has received two complaints in relation to yesterday’s long waiting times.

# maternity-services - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

'This is not an abortion referendum, we need to stop calling it one'

Member of maternity services advocacy group argues that language in the 2018 referendum could alienate the many people who could have deciding vote.

# maternity-services - Monday 1 May, 2017

Harris asks for a month to consider all options for ownership of maternity hospital

Minister Simon Harris has said that a public ownership option is possible for the hospital.

# maternity-services - Saturday 22 April, 2017

Accused of being 'hapless, helpless and hopeless', Harris wants 'cool heads' on maternity hospital

Addressing doctors today, Minister Harris sought to provide assurances on the project.

# maternity-services - Thursday 20 April, 2017

Health Minister: 'I have heard people say that nuns will be running the hospital. Not true'

It was claimed that 300 people attended today’s lunchtime protest outside the Department of Health.

Ex-hospital master to Simon Harris: 'Ask nuns about their plans for €300m hospital'

Dr. Peter Boylan says the minister must quiz the Sisters of Charity.

# maternity-services - Thursday 24 November, 2016

'Left to die alone': Premature baby spent final two hours in hospital sluice room

The report into two Manchester hospitals has found a string of alleged failings.

# maternity-services - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

Woman gives birth to baby that doctors told her had been dead for weeks

Aimee Nolan says she has still not received an explanation.

# maternity-services - Thursday 14 May, 2015

Varadkar ‘ashamed’ of patient treatment at Portlaoise hospital

The Minister for Health met with bereaved parents last night to hear their stories.

# maternity-services - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

'Ireland over-medicalises birth - and it is terrifying mothers-to-be'

Dil Wickremasinghe, since she has become pregnant, has found the maternity system is fraught with fear and discourages women from making decisions about the birthing process.

# maternity-services - Thursday 6 November, 2014

'I was just 27 and I was butchered': Symphysiotomy survivors in their own words

The government has announced a redress scheme today. Here are the victims’ stories.

# maternity-services - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

€34 million redress scheme for Irish women whose pelvises were broken during childbirth

The Government has said that the payments will be ex-gratia – in other words, no blame admitted.

# maternity-services - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Taoiseach says Ireland is 'one of the safest places on the planet' to have a baby

Enda Kenny was speaking in the Dáil today about the national review of maternity services which he said will help maintain our reputation as a good place to have a baby.

# maternity-services - Friday 30 May, 2014

James Reilly denies there was conflict of interest in maternity services review

Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh said Noel Daly must “review his position” as chair of the West/North West Hospital Group after it emerged he co-founded the company conducting the review.

# maternity-services - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Hospital staff warned not to reveal 'maternity unit closure until after elections', TD claims

The HSE had earlier moved to downplay fears that a review of maternity services could result in closures.

# maternity-services - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Symphysiotomy victims tell the UN about cruel and barbaric childbirth operations

The survivors have brought their search for justice to the United Nations Committee Against Torture.

# maternity-services - Monday 18 March, 2013

Column: New HSE plans will further limit women’s choices in childbirth

Last summer, the Minister for Health endorsed home birth and said more women should be offered the choice of giving birth at home – but new HSE guidelines will have the opposite effect, Eva-Louise Goussot writes.

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