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Thursday 1 June 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# coombe hospital

This week
28th May 2023 - 1st June 2023
# Inquest
Inquest hears from woman who claims baby died in childbirth because she was denied a c-section
Chunling Chen told an inquest that her concerns for her babies were dismissed “sarcastically” by doctors and nurses.
This year
# CervicalCheck
Donnelly 'disappointed' about CervicalCheck samples being tested in US labs
The National Cervical Screening Laboratory at the Coombe Hospital had its accreditation suspended.
All time
# hack
Services 'continuing as normal' at The Coombe following cyber attack, hospital says
The hospital says services are “continuing as normal” but it has locked down its IT systems as a precaution.
# Maternity Hospital
Donnelly says Dept 'doing everything it can' on maternity restrictions after woman labours in car park
Breege O’Connor endured the majority of the late stages of her labour period in a car outside the Coombe on Sunday.
# coombe hospital
Coombe Hospital asks HSE to replace 50-year-old lifts due to mysterious heavy smoke
The source of the smoke could not be found.
I found out I was having a miscarriage this week. My husband wasn't allowed into the hospital.
In spite of all the calls for hospitals to ease their Covid measures it was impossible to get a clear answer on whether my partner would be allowed in, our contributor writes.
# Vaccines
Coombe Hospital orders independent review after some family members of staff received Covid-19 vaccine
A senior clinician has also been appointed to lead the rollout of the vaccine in the hospital.
# Inquest
Two day old baby died after chest drain pierced her heart
The baby’s mother Irene Kavanagh said watching Laoise’s twin Cuán grow up left the family wondering about his sister.
# Symphysiotomy
'If mammy coughed or sneezed or took a fit of laughing she would wet herself'
The case currently being heard in the High Court is the first of its kind against a hospital.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday
Everybody’s talking about Ireland pledging more towards the Philippines, the botched armed robbery in Drogheda and the plane crash in Russia.
# coombe hospital
Former patients and families honour World Prematurity Day
Over 9,000 babies are delivered in the Coombe hospital every year, with over 1,000 infants admitted to the neonatal special care unit.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Thursday
Your essential roundup of the day’s big stories – plus any other bits and pieces you may have missed…
# Children's Hospital
New proposal to build National Children's Hospital on Coombe site
The proposals could potentially be financed by an overseas sovereign wealth fund.