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#National Maternity Hospital

# national-maternity-hospital - Tuesday 5 January, 2021

'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 40,252 Views 36 Comments

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

# national-maternity-hospital - Monday 4 January, 2021

Partners no longer allowed to attend 20-week pregnancy scan, Rotunda announces
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Partners no longer allowed to attend 20-week pregnancy scan, Rotunda announces

Updated Jan 4th 2021, 10:05 PM 42,019 Views 63 Comments

The “very difficult decision” was made “due to the surge in community-acquired Covid-19 infections”.

# national-maternity-hospital - Monday 31 August, 2020

'Babies don't wait': How the National Maternity Hospital coped in the early days of Covid
# Column
# Column

'Babies don't wait': How the National Maternity Hospital coped in the early days of Covid

Aug 31st 2020, 7:12 AM 16,945 Views 8 Comments

Mary Brosnan, the director of nursing & midwifery, writes: “Babies wait for no one, even in a pandemic they will be born.”

# national-maternity-hospital - Friday 8 May, 2020

National Maternity Hospital: Sisters of Charity to transfer ownership of St Vincent's land to the State
# Dublin
# Dublin

National Maternity Hospital: Sisters of Charity to transfer ownership of St Vincent's land to the State

May 8th 2020, 12:13 PM 54,709 Views 74 Comments

In 2017 the sisters stepped down from the board of the hospital group.

# national-maternity-hospital - Thursday 19 March, 2020

Pregnant women who have Covid-19 advised to stay away from hospital unless they need urgent care
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Pregnant women who have Covid-19 advised to stay away from hospital unless they need urgent care

Mar 19th 2020, 6:15 AM 35,850 Views 4 Comments

The National Maternity Hospital has published advice about the coronavirus.

# national-maternity-hospital - Thursday 2 January, 2020

'How dare you': Minister slams protesters who demonstrated outside the National Maternity Hospital
# Exclusion Zones
# Exclusion Zones

'How dare you': Minister slams protesters who demonstrated outside the National Maternity Hospital

Jan 2nd 2020, 5:24 PM 69,824 Views 189 Comments

Simon Harris said the protests held outside Holles Street yesterday were ‘sickening’.

# national-maternity-hospital - Saturday 9 November, 2019

Vatican 'still hasn't granted permission' for Sisters of Charity pull out from maternity hospital site
# National Maternity Hospital
# National Maternity Hospital

Vatican 'still hasn't granted permission' for Sisters of Charity pull out from maternity hospital site

Nov 9th 2019, 6:57 PM 26,855 Views 78 Comments

Dr Peter Boylan made the claim in a new book to be published next week.

# national-maternity-hospital - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

Anti-smoking policy at two Dublin maternity hospitals being flouted by patients and visitors
# Smoking
# Smoking

Anti-smoking policy at two Dublin maternity hospitals being flouted by patients and visitors

Oct 29th 2019, 12:05 AM 35,507 Views 62 Comments

In 2013, the Coombe, the Rotunda and the National Maternity Hospital became tobacco-free campuses.

# national-maternity-hospital - Thursday 11 July, 2019

'What happened in relation to Holles Street was pretty disgusting' - Simon Harris says exclusion zones will be a priority
# Exclusion Zones
# Exclusion Zones

'What happened in relation to Holles Street was pretty disgusting' - Simon Harris says exclusion zones will be a priority

Jul 11th 2019, 3:30 PM 29,409 Views 353 Comments

“We shouldn’t have to change the law to have a basic understanding of decency,” Harris said.

# national-maternity-hospital - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

Harris accused of letting abortion protest exclusion zones 'fall off the agenda'
# Holles Street
# Holles Street

Harris accused of letting abortion protest exclusion zones 'fall off the agenda'

Jul 10th 2019, 11:51 AM 13,112 Views 179 Comments

The group that staged a protest outside the National Maternity Hospital with three small white coffins plans to return this Saturday.

# national-maternity-hospital - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

Peadar Tóibín tells Dáil that family at centre of Holles Street termination case believe it was an "illegal abortion"
# Dáil
# Dáil

Peadar Tóibín tells Dáil that family at centre of Holles Street termination case believe it was an "illegal abortion"

Jun 12th 2019, 10:47 PM 27,038 Views 0 Comments

Tóibín was speaking to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar under Dáil privilege today.

# national-maternity-hospital - Saturday 18 May, 2019

Couple at centre of Holles Street abortion case 'utterly, utterly devastated'
# Holles Street
# Holles Street

Couple at centre of Holles Street abortion case 'utterly, utterly devastated'

May 18th 2019, 11:04 AM 44,822 Views 88 Comments

An external review is due to be carried out into the circumstances around the abortion.

# national-maternity-hospital - Friday 1 February, 2019

'Grotesque and reprehensible': Harris 'extraordinarily concerned' over alleged leak of patient's details after abortion
# Investigation
# Investigation

'Grotesque and reprehensible': Harris 'extraordinarily concerned' over alleged leak of patient's details after abortion

Feb 1st 2019, 12:57 PM 18,928 Views 52 Comments

A number of investigations are under way into the allegations, which were first reported by TheJournal.ie yesterday.

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

National Maternity Hospital to begin abortion services on 7 January
# Crisis Pregnancy
# Crisis Pregnancy

National Maternity Hospital to begin abortion services on 7 January

Dec 28th 2018, 2:35 PM 28,293 Views 117 Comments

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
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

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

Dec 18th 2018, 3:45 PM 22,882 Views 26 Comments

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
# National Maternity Hospital
# National Maternity Hospital

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

Dec 8th 2018, 12:43 PM 16,811 Views 93 Comments

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
# Malak Thawley
# Malak Thawley

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

Sep 6th 2018, 2:31 PM 14,889 Views 9 Comments

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
# Irish Medical Journal
# Irish Medical Journal

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

May 10th 2018, 5:42 PM 39,969 Views 72 Comments

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
# Inquiry
# Inquiry

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

Mar 5th 2018, 6:58 PM 15,151 Views 0 Comments

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
# Snow Angels
# Snow Angels

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

Mar 2nd 2018, 2:38 PM 47,000 Views 45 Comments

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'
# Malak Thawley
# Malak Thawley

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

Jan 29th 2018, 5:29 PM 17,488 Views 0 Comments

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
# Mother And Baby
# Mother And Baby

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

Jan 16th 2018, 2:50 PM 22,441 Views 19 Comments

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
# Malak Thawley

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

Jul 13th 2017, 11:00 PM 13,973 Views 33 Comments

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
# Drug Addiction
# Drug Addiction

92 hospital discharges of newborns with drug withdrawal symptoms last year

Jul 12th 2017, 12:05 AM 21,996 Views 73 Comments

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'
# Malak Thawley
# Malak Thawley

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

Jun 22nd 2017, 7:29 PM 28,056 Views 15 Comments

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'
# National Maternity Hospital
# National Maternity Hospital

'It was clear that public opinion influenced the Sisters of Charity's decision'

May 30th 2017, 12:05 AM 15,022 Views 18 Comments

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'
# Column
# Column

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

May 10th 2017, 6:10 AM 140 Views 53 Comments

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
# Protest
# Protest

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

May 7th 2017, 5:46 PM 13,460 Views 122 Comments

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
# Petition
# Petition

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

May 7th 2017, 7:15 AM 13,123 Views 114 Comments

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
# 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 10,356 Views 138 Comments

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'
# 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 15,166 Views 88 Comments

The controversy over the proposed National Maternity Hospital is continuing.

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

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

Apr 30th 2017, 7:30 AM 19,741 Views 98 Comments

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
# Hospital Row
# Hospital Row

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

Apr 28th 2017, 1:50 PM 22,750 Views 123 Comments

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
# Svhg
# Svhg

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

Apr 27th 2017, 8:08 PM 6,922 Views 73 Comments

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
# Dr Peter Boylan
# Dr Peter Boylan

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

Apr 27th 2017, 2:30 PM 68,771 Views 242 Comments

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?
# Sisters Of Charity
# Sisters Of Charity

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

Apr 26th 2017, 6:15 AM 19,205 Views 85 Comments

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
# Sisters Of Charity
# Sisters Of Charity

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

Apr 25th 2017, 10:37 PM 21,967 Views 117 Comments

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
# Clinical Independence
# Clinical Independence

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

Apr 25th 2017, 5:36 PM 13,448 Views 108 Comments

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
# 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 42,709 Views 164 Comments

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

Poll backs Citizens' Assembly on abortion but rejects minister's maternity hospital promises
# Vox Pop
# Vox Pop

Poll backs Citizens' Assembly on abortion but rejects minister's maternity hospital promises

Apr 25th 2017, 7:41 AM 15,085 Views 82 Comments

The polls were published last night.

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