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#Maternity Care

# maternity-care - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

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

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

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'

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'

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 This post contains videos

Holles Street board re-endorses deal to move maternity hospital

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.