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Friday 1 December 2023 Dublin: 1°C

# Baby deaths

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Nurse released on bail after arrest in connection with murder of babies at Cheshire hospital
Police said its investigations into the baby deaths at the Countess of Cheshire Hospital are still ongoing.
Female healthcare worker arrested over murder of eight babies at hospital in Chester
Police in Chester had been investigating the death of infants at the hospital since May 2017.
Unicef says 'world is failing newborns' as global baby mortality rates remain 'alarmingly high'
Ireland has ranked 164th in the global neonatal mortality rate.
'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.
Lucinda: 'If Portlaoise babies got the care I did, they'd still be alive'
The Renua Ireland leader went through a traumatic labour.
Ten mother and baby homes carried out vaccine trials on almost 300 children - report
It is believed the trials took place between 1960 to 1976.
Prime Time investigation reveals details of fifth baby death at Portlaoise Hospital
Amy Delahunt and Ollie Kelly were told by the hospital that they would have to request the review into the death of their daughter under the Freedom of Information Act.
HIQA to investigate extent of serious adverse incidents at Portlaoise
Dr James Reilly requested the watchdog to examine the “safety, quality and standards of services” following the deaths of a number of babies at Portlaoise Hospital.
TDs and Senators to question chief medical officer on Portlaoise baby deaths
Tony Holohan is to appear before the committee this morning. He published a review of the situation last month.
Death of another baby at Portlaoise being investigated
Minister James Reilly published a report into the Portlaoise perinatal deaths this afternoon.
Kenny: No family should have to fight for truth in our health system
The Taoiseach was responding to the publication of a damning report today examining the deaths of four babies at Portlaoise Regional Hospital.
HSE replaces management at Portlaoise hospital in response to baby deaths
The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation said today that a staffing deficit in the hospital’s maternity unit means employees are facing double the workload.
‘Concerns will be addressed in full’: Emotional Reilly says baby deaths are ‘disturbing’
The Minister for Health appeared close to tears in the Dáil earlier.
‘We will get all the answers’ – Reilly says HIQA will review death of babies in Portlaoise
Reilly was speaking after one family, whose tragic story was outlined in a Prime Time special last week, met with members of the Oireachtas earlier today.
Pseudomonas outbreak 'under control' in Northern Ireland
The NI Health Minister also revealed that 30 people have died from the infection in the past four years.
'No active infection' now in hospital unit where three babies died
All of the babies in the Belfast unit have now been screened – though five are still carrying the bacterial infection.