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#Maternity

# maternity - Yesterday’s News

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# maternity - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

HSE review of maternity complaints finds patients not treated with dignity or respect

Health Minister Simon Harris said it is ‘regretted’ that it took such a long time for families to be heard on their babies’ deaths.

# maternity - 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 - Sunday 30 April, 2017

Religion and health care: What role does the Catholic Church play in Irish hospitals?

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin is seeking his own removal as chair of Holles Street.

# maternity - Sunday 23 April, 2017

Bishop says new maternity hospital should obey rules of Catholic Church

Health Minister Simon Harris has insisted the hospital will be independently run.

# maternity - 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 - 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 - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

Over 70,000 sign petition to prevent Sisters of Charity becoming owners of maternity hospital

The Department of Health has insisted the new hospital will be independently run.

# maternity - Monday 26 December, 2016

Busy Coombe Hospital welcomes seven babies to the world on Christmas Day

Little Sean Kelly-Murray was the first to arrive.

# maternity - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

Inspection finds operating department at Coombe maternity hospital not fit for purpose

The operating theatres, staff facilities and the storage of sterile supplies were all criticised.

# maternity - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

At least 12 newborn babies killed in fire at maternity hospital in Iraq

Electrical fires are common in the Iraqi capital and elsewhere across the country because of shoddy maintenance and poor wiring.

# maternity - Thursday 17 March, 2016

One third of women have their baby by caesarean section

A new report into maternity services says there are a number of reasons.

# maternity - Thursday 3 December, 2015

Weight gain between pregnancies linked to increased risk of stillbirth and infant death

Babies of mothers who gain more than 11kg between pregnancies have about a 50% greater risk of their baby dying in the first four weeks of life.

# maternity - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

Consultant turned tap and pregnant woman told, ‘That’s the volume of blood that will gush out of you’

Dil Wickremasinghe writes about how she was treated by doctors when she opted for a home birth.

# maternity - Tuesday 18 August, 2015

12 things I wish someone had told me before having kids

You can live without sleep, but you cannot live without coffee, writes Claire Micks.

# maternity - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

Dublin’s three maternity hospitals are being moved to pastures new

Planning permission for three new sites at major adult teaching hospitals will be submitted in the next 18 months.

# maternity - Sunday 28 June, 2015

Why are A LOT more twins and triplets being born in Ireland?

There has been a 36% increase in the number of twins born in Ireland over the period of a decade.

# maternity - Monday 22 June, 2015

‘Urgent’ action needed to prevent further baby deaths

Parents’ concerns were addressed in only a minority of maternity cases assessed in a new HSE review.

# maternity - Friday 19 June, 2015

Woman overlooked for promotion due to maternity leave awarded €70k

The employee says the insurance company said ‘bring it on’ when she said she would go to the Equality Tribunal.

# maternity - Friday 12 June, 2015

There were nearly 70 cases of death or incapacitation in Irish maternity hospitals last year

One woman’s diagnosis of septicaemia was missed.

# maternity - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Woman gives birth to baby using ovarian tissue frozen when she was a child

The woman had fragments of her ovary frozen before undergoing chemotherapy at the age of 14.

# maternity - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

Decision to outsource surgery at Portlaoise “threatens existence of hospital”

The news that complex surgery will no longer be performed at Portlaoise follows last month’s highly critical HIQA report into the standard of care at the hospital.

# maternity - Sunday 24 May, 2015

'Ireland's maternity units are facing chronic and dangerous understaffing'

Maternity staff are being asked to deal with far, far more births than they can safely handle in hospitals up and down the country.

# maternity - Sunday 17 May, 2015

‘They were lied to’: Health Minister speaks out over baby deaths

The Health Minister Leo Varadkar has spoken out about the findings in HIQA’s report on the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise.

# maternity - 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 - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

Investigation after another newborn baby dies at Cavan Hospital

The newborn baby died at the maternity unit in the hospital on Tuesday afternoon.

# maternity - Sunday 19 April, 2015

All seven of Jacqui’s children have been born prematurely

“You’re waiting for the cry and it doesn’t arrive.”

# maternity - 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 - Thursday 12 February, 2015

Couple who lost two babies at Portiuncula Hospital hope review will help other parents

Lorraine and Warren Reilly asked that the deaths of their two girls be considered in he current HSE review of maternity services.

# maternity - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Bosses aren’t happy about proposals to give dads two weeks paid paternity leave

Bosses aren’t happy about proposals to give dads two weeks paid paternity leave

Last night Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said he was confident this provision would be included in the Family Leave Bill.

# maternity - Monday 19 January, 2015

Six of seven maternity units have “deficits” in tests rolled out after Savita death

The I-MEWS system was established in the wake of the death of Savita Halappanavar.

# maternity - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

‘Never again’: New guidelines introduced after Savita’s tragic death

An early warning system in maternity hospitals is to be standardised.

# maternity - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Ireland is NOT one of the safest places on the planet to have a baby

A UN report shows thirty countries with a lower maternal mortality rate.

# maternity - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Candlelight vigils will mark second anniversary of Savita’s death RIP

Candlelight vigils will mark second anniversary of Savita’s death

The vigils will take place in Dublin and Galway.

# maternity - Friday 17 October, 2014

Poll: Do you agree with companies paying to freeze female workers’ eggs? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with companies paying to freeze female workers’ eggs?

Is it a proactive idea or bad message?

# maternity - Friday 10 October, 2014

‘Losing three babies is an experience that will stay with me forever’

Parents who have lost children will come together for a remembrance service in Cork this evening.

# maternity - Friday 26 September, 2014

“Time of the essence” in symphysiotomy redress as three survivors die

The three deaths have occurred since the scheme was announced in July.

# maternity - Monday 8 September, 2014

They were coy about it, but the HSE has confirmed how much Mount Carmel cost them

€11 million, but “some renovation” is needed.

# maternity - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge This guy’s pregnant wife didn’t want to take maternity photos… so he took her place Belly Up

# maternity - Thursday 24 July, 2014

UN tells Ireland to open an investigation into symphysiotomy

The human rights committee also said that those who carried out the procedures without consent should be prosecuted, where possible.

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