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#Maternity Care

# maternity-care - Sunday 21 March, 2021

Opinion: Our baby would not live, so we had to travel to London. Our hearts are broken
# Maternity Care
# Maternity Care

Opinion: Our baby would not live, so we had to travel to London. Our hearts are broken

Mar 21st 2021, 7:00 AM 116,065 Views 0 Comments

One father details the life-changing news he and his wife received in their 20-week scan, resulting in a trip to London and saying goodbye to Riley, their son.

# maternity-care - Friday 1 January, 2021

Baby joy of 2021 as the first newborns of the year arrive
# Babies
# Babies

Baby joy of 2021 as the first newborns of the year arrive

Jan 1st 2021, 1:17 PM 55,992 Views 15 Comments

Several babies arrived just after midnight, the first at Holles St in Dublin, to a mum diagnosed with Covid-19.

# maternity-care - Friday 18 December, 2020

Opinion: If there’s a will, there’s a way: provision of maternity leave for TDs is not insurmountable
# Maternity
# Maternity

Opinion: If there’s a will, there’s a way: provision of maternity leave for TDs is not insurmountable

Dec 18th 2020, 7:00 AM 18,335 Views 22 Comments

Professor Sarah Childs from the University of London and Dr Fiona Buckley of UCC say we should look to the UK changes for MPs and maternity leave and get on with necessary reform here.

# maternity-care - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

Mother says pleas for help 'brushed away' at inquest into baby's death
# Inquest
# Inquest

Mother says pleas for help 'brushed away' at inquest into baby's death

Jun 11th 2019, 8:03 PM 24,681 Views 20 Comments

Brenda and Michael Ryan said they welcomed new guidelines introduced following the death of their son.

# maternity-care - Monday 11 June, 2018

'It's a postcode lottery': Anomaly scans not available to pregnant women across Ireland
# Anomaly Scans
# Anomaly Scans

'It's a postcode lottery': Anomaly scans not available to pregnant women across Ireland

Jun 11th 2018, 7:05 AM 12,557 Views 5 Comments

A number of elements of maternity care are not available to all mothers because they are not offered in their local maternity unit.

# maternity-care - Thursday 1 June, 2017

Mullingar hospital apologises to new mother after a 'series of errors'
# Discharge Summary
# Discharge Summary

Mullingar hospital apologises to new mother after a 'series of errors'

Jun 1st 2017, 6:20 AM 37,169 Views 14 Comments

After suffering from bleeding and ongoing pain, the woman was not contacted by the hospital and eventually had to go to A&E.

# maternity-care - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

'It was clear that public opinion influenced the Sisters of Charity's decision'
# National Maternity Hospital
# National Maternity Hospital

'It was clear that public opinion influenced the Sisters of Charity's decision'

May 30th 2017, 12:05 AM 15,026 Views 18 Comments

But who now owns the National Maternity Hospital? The government still needs to clarify its position.

# maternity-care - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Holles Street board re-endorses deal to move maternity hospital
# St Vincent's
# St Vincent's

Holles Street board re-endorses deal to move maternity hospital

Apr 26th 2017, 9:20 PM 29,455 Views 234 Comments

Meanwhile, Health Minister Simon Harris said the compulsory purchase of the site is ‘not the solution’.

# maternity-care - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

Investigation launched after mother dies shortly after giving birth
# St Luke's Hospital
# St Luke's Hospital

Investigation launched after mother dies shortly after giving birth

Mar 30th 2016, 10:50 PM 57,872 Views 15 Comments

Tracey Fitzpatrick died after giving birth to her third child.

# maternity-care - Sunday 24 May, 2015

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

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

May 24th 2015, 8:45 AM 466 Views 76 Comments

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-care - Friday 27 March, 2015

Coombe to oversee maternity services at Portlaoise Hospital following deaths
# Newborns
# Newborns

Coombe to oversee maternity services at Portlaoise Hospital following deaths

Mar 27th 2015, 8:09 AM 9,098 Views 13 Comments

The new agreement is the first of its kind in Ireland.

# maternity-care - Monday 19 January, 2015

Six of seven maternity units have "deficits" in tests rolled out after Savita death
# Maternity Care
# Maternity Care

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

Jan 19th 2015, 5:26 PM 9,979 Views 5 Comments

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

# maternity-care - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Opinion: Aside from the abortion question, Ms Y highlights serious flaws in Irish maternity care
# Ms Y
# Ms Y

Opinion: Aside from the abortion question, Ms Y highlights serious flaws in Irish maternity care

Sep 23rd 2014, 1:00 PM 83 Views 23 Comments

Remove abortion from the picture and we are still left with the highly troubling instance of a young, vulnerable women left traumatised by her encounter with the health service.

# maternity-care - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

These are the experts who will investigate baby deaths at Portlaoise Hospital
# Watchdog
# Watchdog

These are the experts who will investigate baby deaths at Portlaoise Hospital

Apr 29th 2014, 10:11 AM 7,366 Views 2 Comments

HIQA will carry out a review of the quality of service provided at the hospital.

# maternity-care - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Study highlights lack of training for doctors in supporting parents after stillbirth
# Perinatal
# Perinatal

Study highlights lack of training for doctors in supporting parents after stillbirth

Mar 11th 2014, 5:07 PM 8,413 Views 4 Comments

Many described the experience as one of the most difficult parts of their job.

# maternity-care - Thursday 30 January, 2014

Calls for an independent inquiry into maternity care at Portlaoise hospital
# Rte Investigation
# Rte Investigation

Calls for an independent inquiry into maternity care at Portlaoise hospital

Jan 30th 2014, 12:14 PM 5,542 Views 13 Comments

Patient Focus is calling on the Minister for Health and Children to consider as a matter of urgency the need for a wider review of other maternity units also.

# maternity-care - Monday 6 January, 2014

'No standardised maternity care' in Ireland as C-section rates vary by 20 per cent
# Aims Ireland
# Aims Ireland

'No standardised maternity care' in Ireland as C-section rates vary by 20 per cent

Jan 6th 2014, 9:15 AM 13,771 Views 60 Comments

Figures published today by the HSE show rates in Ireland exceed World Health Organisation recommendations.

# maternity-care - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Tania McCabe’s family shocked that HSE still behind on sepsis testing
# Savita
# Savita

Tania McCabe’s family shocked that HSE still behind on sepsis testing

Oct 10th 2013, 10:50 PM 16,185 Views 21 Comments

Tania McCabe’s father-in-law told TheJournal.ie that he wants a routine test for sepsis introduced in Irish hospitals.

'An appalling indictment of State failure': Consultant calls for more maternity staff
# Savita
# Savita

'An appalling indictment of State failure': Consultant calls for more maternity staff

Oct 10th 2013, 8:51 AM 4,327 Views 37 Comments

National Maternity Hospital clinical director, Dr Peter Boylan, has raised concerns about the level of staffing in maternity care in response to the third report into the death of Savita Halappanavar published yesterday.