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#National Maternity Hospital

# national-maternity-hospital - Friday 28 December, 2018

National Maternity Hospital to begin abortion services on 7 January

There were some concerns in recent weeks that hospitals would not be ready in time.

# national-maternity-hospital - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

'Those babies will suffer': Duncan Stewart calls for revision of National Maternity Hospital plans

The architect says the project’s plans do not comply with incoming EU building standards.

# national-maternity-hospital - Saturday 8 December, 2018

Dr Rhona Mahony says it's a 'big ask and challenge' to have full abortion services by New Year's Day

Mahony said that some terminations would start on the 1 January, but the service in its entirety wouldn’t be rolled out.

# national-maternity-hospital - Thursday 6 September, 2018

High Court quashes Harris's call for inquiry at National Maternity Hospital following patient death

Mr Justice Charles Meenan said it was irrational and unreasonable for the minister to direct such an investigation.

# national-maternity-hospital - Thursday 10 May, 2018

The percentage of 'perfect' births in first-time mothers is less than 1% - study

The study looked at over 8,000 pregnancies in women who hadn’t given birth before.

# national-maternity-hospital - Monday 5 March, 2018

National Maternity Hospital to seek injunction against inquiry into Malak Thawley's death

If granted, the injunction will prevent the inquiry from proceeding until the hospital’s judicial review challenge has been determined.

# national-maternity-hospital - Friday 2 March, 2018

80 babies delivered at Holles St and Rotunda during storm ... including one Emma

No one has been called Beast or East though.

# national-maternity-hospital - Monday 29 January, 2018

Hospital argues that inquiry into death of pregnant woman could cause 'serious risk to patients'

The National Maternity Hospital says it is open to another review, but not of the type proposed by the minister.

# national-maternity-hospital - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

Husband whose pregnant wife died during Holles Street surgery settles damages case

Malak Thawley died in 2016 during surgery for an ectopic pregnancy.

# national-maternity-hospital - Thursday 13 July, 2017

Harris 'seriously considering' independent inquiry into death of pregnant woman at Holles Street

Malak Thawley died during surgery for an ectopic pregnancy at the National Maternity Hospital in May 2016.

# national-maternity-hospital - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

92 hospital discharges of newborns with drug withdrawal symptoms last year

Babies with drug withdrawal symptoms undergo six to eight week of rehabilitation.

# national-maternity-hospital - Thursday 22 June, 2017

'My life after my wife’s death has been a never-ending nightmare'

The inquest into Malak Thawley’s death returned a verdict of medical misadventure.

# national-maternity-hospital - 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.

# national-maternity-hospital - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

'We still don't know how the government will ensure an autonomous maternity hospital'

Trust will need to be restored so that we do not lose sight of the grand prize, a new National Maternity Hospital for Irish citizens, writes Jason O’Sullivan.

# national-maternity-hospital - Sunday 7 May, 2017

Pictures: Over 1,500 protest against Sisters of Charity owning maternity hospital

Campaign organisation Uplift presented a viral petition printed on 50 feet sheets of card to the gathered crowd.

'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.

# national-maternity-hospital - Monday 1 May, 2017

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.

# national-maternity-hospital - Sunday 30 April, 2017

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.

Religion and health care: What role does the Catholic Church play in Irish hospitals?

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin is seeking his own removal as chair of Holles Street.

# national-maternity-hospital - Friday 28 April, 2017

Calls for Sisters of Charity to detail exactly what procedures will be possible at new maternity hospital

AIMS Ireland has said the new hospital should be free from any religious ethos.

# national-maternity-hospital - Thursday 27 April, 2017

St Vincent's board remains 'totally supportive' of plans for new National Maternity Hospital

The board said last Friday it was reviewing its role in the project in light of the public outcry.

Ex-Holles Street master resigns from board in maternity hospital row

The Taoiseach has said Dr Peter Boylan’s resignation is a matter for himself.

# national-maternity-hospital - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Factfind: Could compulsory purchase be used for the maternity hospital and what would it cost?

The St. Vincent’s site is the preferred site for the hospital.

# national-maternity-hospital - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Here is the deal reached by St Vincent's and Holles Street over the new National Maternity Hospital

The agreement reached in November between the two hospitals was released today to the public.

St Vincent's chairman: Any legal medical procedure will be carried out at new maternity hospital

The National Maternity Hospital project has been mired in controversy in recent weeks.

'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.

# national-maternity-hospital - Saturday 22 April, 2017

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.

# national-maternity-hospital - Friday 21 April, 2017

St Vincent’s Healthcare Group to review plans for National Maternity Hospital

The development has been mired in controversy this week.

# national-maternity-hospital - Thursday 20 April, 2017

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.

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

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

# national-maternity-hospital - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

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.

# national-maternity-hospital - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

'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”.

Religious order that owes millions to abuse survivors given ownership of new maternity hospital

A new company will be set up to govern the new maternity hospital.

# national-maternity-hospital - Thursday 24 November, 2016

Updated: Minister's relief as 'vital' new National Maternity Hospital gets the go-ahead

There had been a row over who would govern the new €150 million development.

# national-maternity-hospital - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

Investigation launched following death of pregnant woman at National Maternity Hospital

The woman died during emergency surgery after it was found her pregnancy was ectopic at just seven weeks.

# national-maternity-hospital - Monday 15 February, 2016

HIQA finds overcrowding, poor hygiene and risk of infection at Holles Street

It found that 46 babies were in the neonatal intensive care unit which was only designed for 36.

# national-maternity-hospital - Saturday 16 January, 2016

'I was getting sick all day when I was pregnant. The doctor told me to have cold milk and Rice Krispies'

Severe vomiting affects 2% of pregnant woman, but some say there is not enough awareness about it, even among the medical profession.

# national-maternity-hospital - Thursday 25 December, 2014

'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.

# national-maternity-hospital - Friday 12 December, 2014

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.

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