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Saturday 1 April 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# cork university maternity hospital

Last year
Families protest outside Cork hospital over incineration of their babies' organs
Eighteen families found out the organs of their dead babies were incinerated overseas without their consent.
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# Inquest
Four-day-old boy sustained irreversible brain injury when mother collapsed out of hospital bed
An inquest into the deaths of Marie and Darragh Downey continued today.
# Inquest
Husband says wife and newborn son may not have died if epilepsy guidelines had been followed
Marie Downey died following a sudden epileptic seizure at CUMH in March 2019.
# Belgium
Cork University Maternity Hospital apologises after babies' organs were incinerated
The organs of 18 babies were sent to Belgium along with clinical waste, prompting an investigation.
# Inquest
Hospital offers apology to family of mother and infant son who died in single room onsite
The inquest into Marie Downey’s death opened today at Cork Coroners’ Court.
# Anne Casey
High Court awards €1.25m settlement over woman's death in maternity hospital
Anne Casey died after a cardiac arrest in Cork University Maternity Hospital in 2012.
Cork hospital starts 'virtual' visiting for babies to help overcome Covid-19 restrictions
The new service allows parents to check in on their baby remotely from any device at any time.
# Tragedy
'Two special angels': Husband pays emotional tribute at funeral of Marie Downey and infant son
Marie Downey and her son Darragh died in tragic circumstances at a Cork hospital this week.
Baby whose mother was found dead at Cork maternity hospital has also died
An investigation into the deaths is under way.
# Tragedy
Mother of newborn baby found dead in Cork maternity hospital
An investigation is underway and the cause of death is currently unknown.
# Let's Get Digital
Going digital: Rollout begins for e-health records from babies' birth
The new system is the first national electronic patient chart for maternity anywhere in the world.
# perinatal
Study highlights lack of training for doctors in supporting parents after stillbirth
Many described the experience as one of the most difficult parts of their job.
# stay away
Visitor restrictions extended to Cork maternity hospital over flu outbreak
Only partners or husbands of women at the hospital are allowed to visit, with children strictly forbidden (apart from the babies born there, of course).
# bacteria
Infant antibiotic use may have implications for allergies, asthma and obesity - study
A new Irish study has shown that antibiotic use can reduce the number of bacteria in the intestines of children.
# need to know
The Evening with added kisses under the mistletoe
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Pregnancy
Robotic surgery helps Cork mother in second successful birth
The complex procedure performed before pregnancy helps women who have a weak cervix to carry to full term.
# premature babies
Irish firm hopes to save premature babies with new research
The company is developing a treatment for dangerously low blood pressure, also known as ‘neonatal shock’.
# Health
Hearing tests for newborns introduced in CUMH
Cork University Maternity Hospital has introduced hearing screening for babies born at the hospital from 26 April.