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#Maternity services

# maternity-services - Last year 2021

Pregnant woman couldn't avail of maternity care because she was registered as a man by the State
# Dublin
# Dublin

Pregnant woman couldn't avail of maternity care because she was registered as a man by the State

Jul 18th 2021, 12:05 AM 67,910 Views 0 Comments

The woman is due her 12-week scan in two weeks for what is her first pregnancy.

Every Irish hospital to follow the same rules over maternity access by the end of the day, Donnelly says
# Maternity Services
# Maternity Services

Every Irish hospital to follow the same rules over maternity access by the end of the day, Donnelly says

Jun 21st 2021, 6:55 PM 28,001 Views 14 Comments

Partners of expectant mothers were being refused access in certain hospitals.

# maternity-services - All time

Rally held to call for an end to Covid-19 restriction that stops women's partners attending births
# Maternity Services
# Maternity Services

Rally held to call for an end to Covid-19 restriction that stops women's partners attending births

Dec 15th 2020, 10:05 PM 17,244 Views 36 Comments

The rally was held at the Coombe Maternity Hospital at 5pm.

HSE to allow partners of pregnant women to attend 20-week scan
# Maternity Services
# Maternity Services

HSE to allow partners of pregnant women to attend 20-week scan

Dec 9th 2020, 8:55 AM 16,684 Views 23 Comments

Correspondence from women to the Department of Health have shown the distress the Covid-19 restriction caused.

Opinion: 'For most women in rural Ireland there is no choice of maternity services'
# Birth Place
# Birth Place

Opinion: 'For most women in rural Ireland there is no choice of maternity services'

Aug 22nd 2020, 7:30 PM 27,685 Views 17 Comments

The National Maternity Strategy recommendations have been watered down or sidelined, writes Dr Krysia Lynch of AIMS Ireland.

Q&A: Here's where Ireland's parties stand on women's healthcare ahead of the election
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Q&A: Here's where Ireland's parties stand on women's healthcare ahead of the election

Feb 7th 2020, 12:29 PM 7,801 Views 26 Comments

Where do the parties stand on issues like maternity and infant services, contraception and IVF?

HSE apologises to women callers to Joe Duffy's Liveline who shared their traumatic childbirth experiences
# Maternity Services
# Maternity Services

HSE apologises to women callers to Joe Duffy's Liveline who shared their traumatic childbirth experiences

Updated Apr 11th 2019, 1:41 PM 61,774 Views 100 Comments

Over the last fortnight, many women have taken to the national airwaves to share their stories of childbirth.

Portiuncula Hospital review found 'serious management errors' made in cases of 10 babies
# Maternity Services
# Maternity Services

Portiuncula Hospital review found 'serious management errors' made in cases of 10 babies

May 3rd 2018, 6:23 PM 12,114 Views 31 Comments

The report looked at 18 cases of maternity care at the Galway hospital.

Long queues at Rotunda Hospital partly caused by new IT system
# Maternity Services
# Maternity Services

Long queues at Rotunda Hospital partly caused by new IT system

Dec 20th 2017, 9:42 PM 17,099 Views 12 Comments

The hospital has received two complaints in relation to yesterday’s long waiting times.

'This is not an abortion referendum, we need to stop calling it one'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'This is not an abortion referendum, we need to stop calling it one'

Sep 27th 2017, 8:15 PM 19,048 Views 230 Comments

Member of maternity services advocacy group argues that language in the 2018 referendum could alienate the many people who could have deciding vote.

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.

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.

Ex-hospital master to Simon Harris: 'Ask nuns about their plans for €300m hospital'
# Sisters Of Charity
# Sisters Of Charity

Ex-hospital master to Simon Harris: 'Ask nuns about their plans for €300m hospital'

Apr 20th 2017, 9:48 AM 62,093 Views 127 Comments

Dr. Peter Boylan says the minister must quiz the Sisters of Charity.

'Left to die alone': Premature baby spent final two hours in hospital sluice room
# Maternity Services
# Maternity Services

'Left to die alone': Premature baby spent final two hours in hospital sluice room

Nov 24th 2016, 3:33 PM 42,314 Views 149 Comments

The report into two Manchester hospitals has found a string of alleged failings.

Woman gives birth to baby that doctors told her had been dead for weeks
# Miracle
# Miracle

Woman gives birth to baby that doctors told her had been dead for weeks

Jun 9th 2015, 11:31 AM 30,889 Views 35 Comments

Aimee Nolan says she has still not received an explanation.

Varadkar 'ashamed' of patient treatment at Portlaoise hospital
# Maternity
# Maternity

Varadkar 'ashamed' of patient treatment at Portlaoise hospital

May 14th 2015, 9:00 PM 18,800 Views 61 Comments

The Minister for Health met with bereaved parents last night to hear their stories.

'Ireland over-medicalises birth - and it is terrifying mothers-to-be'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Ireland over-medicalises birth - and it is terrifying mothers-to-be'

Apr 8th 2015, 10:43 AM 3,204 Views 133 Comments

Dil Wickremasinghe, since she has become pregnant, has found the maternity system is fraught with fear and discourages women from making decisions about the birthing process.

'I was just 27 and I was butchered': Symphysiotomy survivors in their own words
# UNCAT
# UNCAT

'I was just 27 and I was butchered': Symphysiotomy survivors in their own words

Nov 6th 2014, 11:15 AM 286,743 Views 82 Comments

The government has announced a redress scheme today. Here are the victims’ stories.

€34 million redress scheme for Irish women whose pelvises were broken during childbirth
# Symphysiotomy
# Symphysiotomy

€34 million redress scheme for Irish women whose pelvises were broken during childbirth

Jul 1st 2014, 1:37 PM 8,417 Views 15 Comments

The Government has said that the payments will be ex-gratia – in other words, no blame admitted.

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.

James Reilly denies there was conflict of interest in maternity services review
# Health Partnership
# Health Partnership

James Reilly denies there was conflict of interest in maternity services review

May 30th 2014, 11:40 AM 7,893 Views 24 Comments

Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh said Noel Daly must “review his position” as chair of the West/North West Hospital Group after it emerged he co-founded the company conducting the review.

Hospital staff warned not to reveal 'maternity unit closure until after elections', TD claims
# Leaked Report
# Leaked Report

Hospital staff warned not to reveal 'maternity unit closure until after elections', TD claims

May 15th 2014, 10:40 AM 25,361 Views 126 Comments

The HSE had earlier moved to downplay fears that a review of maternity services could result in closures.

Symphysiotomy victims tell the UN about cruel and barbaric childbirth operations
# UNCAT
# UNCAT

Symphysiotomy victims tell the UN about cruel and barbaric childbirth operations

Mar 11th 2014, 11:00 AM 14,824 Views 19 Comments

The survivors have brought their search for justice to the United Nations Committee Against Torture.

Column: New HSE plans will further limit women’s choices in childbirth
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: New HSE plans will further limit women’s choices in childbirth

Mar 18th 2013, 7:00 AM 138 Views 155 Comments

Last summer, the Minister for Health endorsed home birth and said more women should be offered the choice of giving birth at home – but new HSE guidelines will have the opposite effect, Eva-Louise Goussot writes.