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#Maternity Hospital

# maternity-hospital - May May 2022

Taoiseach denies 'sham' debate and says arguments against NMH move to St Vincent's 'didn't hold up'
# Elm Park
# Elm Park

Taoiseach denies 'sham' debate and says arguments against NMH move to St Vincent's 'didn't hold up'

Updated May 17th 2022, 3:44 PM 39,668 Views 101 Comments
  • The plan was approved by Cabinet this morning and described by Minister Stephen Donnelly as 'a milestone'.
  • Members of the Oireachtas Health Committee had asked for a further delay in Cabinet approval, saying more consultation was required.
  • One member, Róisín Shortall of the SocDems, called the last two weeks of debate "a sham and a charade".
SVHG says 'clinically appropriate' could be removed from NMH plan but Taoiseach says there are no changes
# National Maternity Hospital
# National Maternity Hospital

SVHG says 'clinically appropriate' could be removed from NMH plan but Taoiseach says there are no changes

Updated May 16th 2022, 4:41 PM 31,027 Views 68 Comments

Representatives from St Vincent’s Healthcare Group appeared before an Oireachtas Committee today.

Hundreds protest over NMH as Harris says it's wrong to suggest Catholic influence at hospital
# Maternity Hospital
# Maternity Hospital

Hundreds protest over NMH as Harris says it's wrong to suggest Catholic influence at hospital

May 14th 2022, 4:41 PM 16,197 Views 46 Comments

The former Health Minister said “abortion services will be provided” at the new facility.

Master of NMH says he can't understand 'vitriol of opposition' to new maternity hospital
# Maternity Hospital
# Maternity Hospital

Master of NMH says he can't understand 'vitriol of opposition' to new maternity hospital

Updated May 13th 2022, 1:00 PM 13,783 Views 35 Comments

The Oireachtas Health Committee discussed the issue in a heated session last night.

Ex-NMH master Boylan raises 'major red flag' as current master hits out at 'misinformation'
# Maternity Hospital
# Maternity Hospital

Ex-NMH master Boylan raises 'major red flag' as current master hits out at 'misinformation'

Updated May 12th 2022, 6:55 PM 46,071 Views 60 Comments
  • The former master of the NMH says the term 'removes autonomy from women'.
  • Boylan will appear before the Oireachtas Health Committee this afternoon.
  • Two other NMH masters are in favour of the planned hospital move.
National Maternity Hospital: Health Committee asks Donnelly for further delay of Cabinet decision
# Elm Park
# Elm Park

National Maternity Hospital: Health Committee asks Donnelly for further delay of Cabinet decision

Updated May 11th 2022, 9:30 PM 37,953 Views 64 Comments

The Minister for Health suggested during today’s meeting that a further pause was not likely.

# maternity-hospital - Last year 2021

Rotunda Hospital will relax restrictions for antenatal appointments from 1 November
# Visitor Restrictions
# Visitor Restrictions

Rotunda Hospital will relax restrictions for antenatal appointments from 1 November

Oct 20th 2021, 6:35 PM 9,535 Views 6 Comments

Only one nominated companion or partner is allowed to visit the hospital.

Donnelly says Dept 'doing everything it can' on maternity restrictions after woman labours in car park
# Maternity Hospital
# Maternity Hospital

Donnelly says Dept 'doing everything it can' on maternity restrictions after woman labours in car park

Oct 14th 2021, 3:52 PM 35,210 Views 14 Comments

Breege O’Connor endured the majority of the late stages of her labour period in a car outside the Coombe on Sunday.

Rotunda 'very much regrets' upset caused by TV series after criticism from Taoiseach
# RTE SERIES
# RTE SERIES

Rotunda 'very much regrets' upset caused by TV series after criticism from Taoiseach

Updated Sep 10th 2021, 8:13 PM 80,469 Views 84 Comments
  • Taoiseach Micheál Martin said he didn’t think the production was appropriate.
  • Donnelly, the health minister, said he believes the Master of the Rotunda should answer questions.
  • The hospital and RTÉ have facing criticism after the show was filmed while Covid restrictions were in place.
Rotunda Master: Higher vaccination uptake among inpatients would allow restrictions to be eased
# Maternity Restrictions
# Maternity Restrictions

Rotunda Master: Higher vaccination uptake among inpatients would allow restrictions to be eased

Aug 11th 2021, 11:10 AM 19,608 Views 64 Comments

High vaccination rates among the general population are not being reflected in maternity hospitals.

Dr Peter Boylan: The National Maternity Hospital deal is dead in the water, it's time for Plan B
# Opinion
# Opinion

Dr Peter Boylan: The National Maternity Hospital deal is dead in the water, it's time for Plan B

Jun 23rd 2021, 7:23 PM 35,095 Views 43 Comments

The former Master of the National Maternity Hospital says the Catholic ethos will never meet with that of the State and it’s time to move on.

'Another case of it's only women so who bloody cares': Hundreds complain to minister about maternity restrictions
# Maternity
# Maternity

'Another case of it's only women so who bloody cares': Hundreds complain to minister about maternity restrictions

Jan 5th 2021, 12:05 AM 41,272 Views 36 Comments

Correspondence sent to the health minister reveals emotional pleas for the restrictions to be lifted.

# maternity-hospital - All time

Ten out of 19 maternity units have abortion services in place
# Rotunda Hospital
# Rotunda Hospital

Ten out of 19 maternity units have abortion services in place

Apr 21st 2019, 12:10 AM 26,183 Views 71 Comments

The HSE has said that “service demand remains within the predicted limits” in relation to abortion services.

Simon Harris pays tribute to Rhona Mahony, who made history as first female Master of Holles Street
# Last Day
# Last Day

Simon Harris pays tribute to Rhona Mahony, who made history as first female Master of Holles Street

Dec 31st 2018, 2:23 PM 44,167 Views 54 Comments

The Health Minister called her “a leading voices for women’s rights”.

Many Irish maternity hospitals don't have air con. Here's how they've been coping in the heatwave
# High Pressure
# High Pressure

Many Irish maternity hospitals don't have air con. Here's how they've been coping in the heatwave

Jul 7th 2018, 7:00 AM 20,913 Views 18 Comments

There have been reports of new mothers and pregnant women in hospitals struggling with the heat.

Graphic abortion posters displayed outside Rotunda again despite requests from hospital not to
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Graphic abortion posters displayed outside Rotunda again despite requests from hospital not to

May 3rd 2018, 8:01 PM 36,119 Views 41 Comments

The Irish Centre for Bioethical Reform conducted the displays outside the hospital today.

'Complete outrage': Protest against Sisters of Charity owning maternity hospital happening today
# Petition
# Petition

'Complete outrage': Protest against Sisters of Charity owning maternity hospital happening today

May 7th 2017, 7:15 AM 13,286 Views 116 Comments

A petition against the order owning the hospital has been signed by over 100,000 people.

Harris asks for a month to consider all options for ownership of maternity hospital
# I Need More Time
# I Need More Time

Harris asks for a month to consider all options for ownership of maternity hospital

May 1st 2017, 8:04 AM 10,403 Views 138 Comments

Minister Simon Harris has said that a public ownership option is possible for the hospital.

Mary Lou McDonald says the State needs to get maternity hospital site 'by any means'
# Hand It Over
# Hand It Over

Mary Lou McDonald says the State needs to get maternity hospital site 'by any means'

Apr 30th 2017, 2:45 PM 15,215 Views 88 Comments

The controversy over the proposed National Maternity Hospital is continuing.

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 29,537 Views 234 Comments

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

'I’m sorry it’s come to this but I did try to warn you' - Texts between hospital bosses as row deepens
# Peter Boylan
# Peter Boylan

'I’m sorry it’s come to this but I did try to warn you' - Texts between hospital bosses as row deepens

Apr 25th 2017, 10:15 AM 43,074 Views 165 Comments

Dr Peter Boylan has refused to resign from the NMH board.

Bishop says new maternity hospital should obey rules of Catholic Church
# Sisters Of Charity
# Sisters Of Charity

Bishop says new maternity hospital should obey rules of Catholic Church

Apr 23rd 2017, 2:29 PM 40,597 Views 163 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris has insisted the hospital will be independently run.

Accused of being 'hapless, helpless and hopeless', Harris wants 'cool heads' on maternity hospital
# Big Picture
# Big Picture

Accused of being 'hapless, helpless and hopeless', Harris wants 'cool heads' on maternity hospital

Apr 22nd 2017, 2:32 PM 16,447 Views 117 Comments

Addressing doctors today, Minister Harris sought to provide assurances on the project.

Health Minister: 'I have heard people say that nuns will be running the hospital. Not true'
# Maternity Hospital
# Maternity Hospital

Health Minister: 'I have heard people say that nuns will be running the hospital. Not true'

Apr 20th 2017, 5:10 PM 19,772 Views 165 Comments

It was claimed that 300 people attended today’s lunchtime protest outside the Department of Health.

Poll: Should the Sisters of Charity own the new National Maternity Hospital?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the Sisters of Charity own the new National Maternity Hospital?

Apr 20th 2017, 10:13 AM 53,934 Views 186 Comments

The current plan will see the €300 million hospital owned by the religious order.

Opinion: 'The government won't remove the Church from its authority over social services until we demand it'
# Maternity Hospital
# Maternity Hospital

Opinion: 'The government won't remove the Church from its authority over social services until we demand it'

Apr 20th 2017, 6:30 AM 1,042 Views 63 Comments

It will take legal challenges on the grounds of gender discrimination to fully remove the Catholic Church from publicly-funded services, writes Colleen Hennessy.

'I really thought we were beyond this point': Protest to be held tomorrow on new maternity hospital
# Sisters Of Charity
# Sisters Of Charity

'I really thought we were beyond this point': Protest to be held tomorrow on new maternity hospital

Apr 19th 2017, 9:06 PM 23,487 Views 114 Comments

Former junior health minister Kathleen Lynch told Drivetime that the hospital is not “going in the right direction”.

Over 70,000 sign petition to prevent Sisters of Charity becoming owners of maternity hospital
# Redress Scheme
# Redress Scheme

Over 70,000 sign petition to prevent Sisters of Charity becoming owners of maternity hospital

Apr 19th 2017, 4:15 PM 73,733 Views 230 Comments

The Department of Health has insisted the new hospital will be independently run.

'No religious influence': Harris defends new maternity hospital ownership in face of criticism
# Sisters Of Charity
# Sisters Of Charity

'No religious influence': Harris defends new maternity hospital ownership in face of criticism

Apr 18th 2017, 8:53 PM 22,652 Views 113 Comments

The Master of the new National Maternity Hospital said the facility will “revolutionise healthcare”.

Quads, triplets and twins born in quick succession at Limerick maternity hospital
# Making History
# Making History

Quads, triplets and twins born in quick succession at Limerick maternity hospital

Nov 9th 2016, 8:00 PM 48,526 Views 18 Comments

The first set of quadruplets born in Limerick in 50 years arrived in October.

Couple who lost two babies at Portiuncula Hospital hope review will help other parents
# Portiuncula Hospital
# Portiuncula Hospital

Couple who lost two babies at Portiuncula Hospital hope review will help other parents

Feb 12th 2015, 9:45 PM 17,041 Views 5 Comments

Lorraine and Warren Reilly asked that the deaths of their two girls be considered in he current HSE review of maternity services.

Single-use injection vial 'used on multiple patients' in maternity hospital
# HIQA
# HIQA

Single-use injection vial 'used on multiple patients' in maternity hospital

Dec 12th 2014, 5:40 PM 19,406 Views 56 Comments

Three maternity hospitals visited by inspectors were found to be clean but with some exceptions.

Why have there been no prosecutions for female genital mutilation in Ireland?
# Law On Paper
# Law On Paper

Why have there been no prosecutions for female genital mutilation in Ireland?

Aug 3rd 2014, 8:15 AM 10,933 Views 68 Comments

FGM was outlawed in Ireland two years ago, but no one has been convicted under the new law yet.

Rhona Mahony says she 'learned a lot' from coping with controversy
# Top-ups
# Top-ups

Rhona Mahony says she 'learned a lot' from coping with controversy

Jul 5th 2014, 3:10 PM 23,273 Views 36 Comments

The Master of Holles Street believes more emphasis needs to be placed on birth in this country.

Taoiseach says Ireland is 'one of the safest places on the planet' to have a baby
# Maternity Services
# Maternity Services

Taoiseach says Ireland is 'one of the safest places on the planet' to have a baby

Jun 24th 2014, 9:55 PM 15,342 Views 84 Comments

Enda Kenny was speaking in the Dáil today about the national review of maternity services which he said will help maintain our reputation as a good place to have a baby.

328 jobs at risk as liquidators wind down Mount Carmel Hospital
# Mount Carmel
# Mount Carmel

328 jobs at risk as liquidators wind down Mount Carmel Hospital

Jan 24th 2014, 10:51 PM 35,016 Views 86 Comments

Staff have been advised to report for duty as normal over the coming days.

Billy Kelleher: 'Intervention of An Taisce on Children’s Hospital location is significant'
# Children's Hospital
# Children's Hospital

Billy Kelleher: 'Intervention of An Taisce on Children’s Hospital location is significant'

Nov 4th 2013, 6:50 PM 8,515 Views 26 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s health spokesperson called on the Minister for Health to address the concerns raised by Ireland’s National Trust.

Rotunda master warns of 'intolerably high levels of activity' in hospital
# Rotunda
# Rotunda

Rotunda master warns of 'intolerably high levels of activity' in hospital

Oct 31st 2013, 10:37 PM 21,520 Views 38 Comments

The Head of the Department of Neonatology also said that the inability of the hospital to replace frontline staff is “starting to show its effect”.

No more wedges and sausage rolls for patients at the Coombe
# Hospital Food
# Hospital Food

No more wedges and sausage rolls for patients at the Coombe

Sep 30th 2013, 7:15 AM 21,864 Views 61 Comments

The hospital completed a review earlier this year after TheJournal.ie brought this picture of a meal served in a maternity ward to its attention.

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Aug 27th 2013, 11:00 PM 13,396 Views 13 Comments

Everyone’s talking about the government asking Facebook for users’ information and intervention in Syria.

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