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# maternity hospitals

Last week
26th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
Five more maternity hospitals to provide abortion services from Monday
Currently, 12 of the 19 maternity hospitals are providing abortion services.
This year
Total withdrawal of partner access in maternity hospitals 'not appropriate', says HSE
Campaigners have criticised how partners continue to be restricted in attending appointments in some hospitals.
Varadkar 'reluctant' to make changes after review of state's abortion laws seeks end to three-day wait
A report by
Christina Finn
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly will bring a memo to Cabinet on Tuesday on the report’s recommendations.
Last year
Campaigners to raise gaps in partners' access at maternity hospitals in meeting with HSE
Linda Kelly of Better Maternity Care says limits on partners’ access during maternity care ‘cannot continue’ as Covid restrictions lift.
All time
Fewer days in isolation and more antigen testing: Department of Health releases new testing regime
There are 287 patients on trolleys in hospitals around the country today.
There are 287 patients on trolleys in hospitals around the country today.
As of 8am yesterday morning, 586 people were in hospital with Covid-19, 93 of whom were in ICU.
Increased visitor restrictions are in place at a Limerick maternity hospital following a Covid-19 outbreak.
Coronavirus: 16,428 new cases confirmed in Ireland, with 22 deaths notified in the past week
Paramedics told to bypass Wexford Hospital after it was overrun by unprecedented patient numbers
Restrictions on maternity services exacerbate mental health difficulties, experts warn
The rules have been the subject of criticism by politicians and campaigners in recent weeks.
HSE chief says roadmap to easing maternity hospital restrictions 'would be valuable'
There has been criticism in recent months of the different approaches taken by maternity hospitals.
New guidance for maternity hospitals on allowing partners attend 12-week scans and C-sections
Dr Colm Henry said hospitals have to balance the needs of pregnant women with the risk to unvaccinated women.
Seven maternity hospitals not fully compliant with easing of Covid restrictions
12 of the 19 maternity hospitals were found to be fully compliant.
HSE updating guidance to make clear partners can be present 'right throughout labour and birth'
Restrictions remain in place in certain hospitals, however.
'I'm frustrated with the lack of progress': Donnelly says 19 maternity units are being contacted about restrictions
Restrictions remain in place in certain hospitals, with protesters gathering outside the National Maternity Hospital in Dublin yesterday.
Healthcare workers being vaccinated 'will be taken into consideration' in reviewing maternity hospital restrictions
The easing of maternity hospital restrictions was not included in the government’s roadmap for reopening the country.
Partners no longer allowed to attend 20-week pregnancy scan, Rotunda announces
The “very difficult decision” was made “due to the surge in community-acquired Covid-19 infections”.
Baby joy of 2021 as the first newborns of the year arrive
Several babies arrived just after midnight, the first at Holles St in Dublin, to a mum diagnosed with Covid-19.
'We're all delighted': The first baby of the new year was born in Ireland just seconds after midnight
The baby boy was born at exactly seven seconds after 12 and came in weighing 3.26kg (7lbs 3oz).
'A busy day for babies': Christmas newborns welcomed at Ireland's maternity hospitals
Azam Siddiqui was the first baby born on 25 December in Dublin.
They were coy about it, but the HSE has confirmed how much Mount Carmel cost them
€11 million, but “some renovation” is needed.
Urgent need for bereavement training for chaplains in maternity hospitals
The UCC report states the care provided to families following the death of a baby influences their grief journey and plays a key part in their overall recovery.
Patients’ details could be shared between Dublin maternity hospitals
Discussions have begun over the possible introduction of an integrated computer and patient information system to be shared between Dublin’s three maternity hospitals.