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Tuesday 26 September 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Maternity Hospital

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Taoiseach denies 'sham' debate and says arguments against NMH move to St Vincent's 'didn't hold up'
Despite calls for a further delay, the plan was approved by Cabinet this morning.
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
Master of NMH says he can't understand 'vitriol of opposition' to new maternity hospital
SVHG says 'clinically appropriate' could be removed from NMH plan but Taoiseach says there are no changes
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
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
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'
Boylan appeared before the Oireachtas Health Committee today.
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
Historian: Our distrust of religious institutions with healthcare is rooted in the past
National Maternity Hospital: Health Committee asks Donnelly for further delay of Cabinet decision
The Minister for Health suggested during today’s meeting that a further pause was not likely.
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Rotunda Hospital will relax restrictions for antenatal appointments from 1 November
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
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
The series has faced criticism for being filmed at the maternity hospital despite coronavirus restrictions being in place.
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.
'Huge disappointment' about new draft maternity restriction guidance, advocates say
I found out I was having a miscarriage this week. My husband wasn't allowed into the hospital.
Rotunda Master: Higher vaccination uptake among inpatients would allow restrictions to be eased
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
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
Correspondence sent to the health minister reveals emotional pleas for the restrictions to be lifted.
Ten out of 19 maternity units have abortion services in place
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
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
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
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
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
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'
The controversy over the proposed National Maternity Hospital is continuing.
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’.
'I’m sorry it’s come to this but I did try to warn you' - Texts between hospital bosses as row deepens
Dr Peter Boylan has refused to resign from the NMH board.
Bishop says new maternity hospital should obey rules of Catholic Church
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
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'
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?
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'
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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'
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
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
The hospital completed a review earlier this year after brought this picture of a meal served in a maternity ward to its attention.
Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday
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