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# newborn babies

This year
HSE advised to screen newborns for rare, life threatening condition by HIQA
HIQA has found that screening for the condition could reduce mortality rates
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# newborn babies
'Heartwarming': Rotunda doctors raise €80,000 through public donations for vital hospital equipment
The funding will go towards an echocardiography machine in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
# newborn babies
'There would be a step back in care': Rotunda doctors forced to fundraise for vital ultrasound machine
A senior doctor at the hospital said they repeatedly rely on donations to fund essential equipment.
# Clamped
Mothers can hold newborns at chest or placenta level after birth, finds study
Delayed cord clamping is what decreases iron deficiency in infancy, not what position newborns are held after birth.
# coombe hospital
Former patients and families honour World Prematurity Day
Over 9,000 babies are delivered in the Coombe hospital every year, with over 1,000 infants admitted to the neonatal special care unit.
278 newborn babies' blood group identified incorrectly due to label error
It was also revealed that 30 mothers may have required anti-D but did not get it.
# newborn babies
Ireland is the 20th safest country for newborns and mothers - report
The report by the charity Save the Children used stats from 186 countries.
# Babies
Pseudomonas discovered in fourth neo-natal ward
The infection which killed three infants has been detected in water sources at another hospital in the North.
# Newborns
'No active infection' now in hospital unit where three babies died
All of the babies in the Belfast unit have now been screened – though five are still carrying the bacterial infection.
# premature babies
Irish firm hopes to save premature babies with new research
The company is developing a treatment for dangerously low blood pressure, also known as ‘neonatal shock’.