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# Our Lady of Lourdes

Last month
June 2024
Mother died in Drogheda after 'freebirth' at home with no midwife or doctor present
Hospital staff desperately tried to save Naomi’s life after she arrived in the hospital experiencing postpartum hemorrhage.
Naomi James suffered a postpartum hemorrhage after giving birth at home with no medic present.
The doula who was present for Naomi's labour told The Journal she was "a sensational woman and birthed her baby with incredible power."
Medical sources have expressed concern about 'freebirthing', but members of online support groups said birth trauma is forcing women to opt for freebirthing as a 'last resort'.
Three maternal deaths in Ireland in the last week
Families have set up GoFundMe pages to help cover the unexpected cost of these tragic deaths.
All time
Anti-abortion protesters say they received 'reliable information' on abortions taking place in Drogheda hospital
Retired surgeon groped 14-year-old patient that he played chess with, trial told
Most people don't support changing hospital names to remove religious references
'You wouldn't have three drivers on five buses': Nurses at Our Lady of Lourdes hold day of action
Drogheda hospital criticised after confidential patient records found 'strewn on the street'
'Strong possibility' of strike action after cancer patient left on trolley for five days
Man to appear in court after pitbull set on gardaí
The hospital with the worst overcrowding problem is getting a boost of nurses
A dozen breech births at Drogheda hospital went unnoticed, but the man in charge is "confident it's safe"
Man found dead in Co Louth house
Woman dies in collision between truck and car, three people injured
Varadkar won't be taking up nurses' challenge - but he'll meet them in September
Nurses report 'dangerous' patient overcrowding at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital
Trolleys 'overflowing' onto corridors at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital
Over 200 patients referred back to GPs after closure of chronic pain clinic
Over €60,000 in compensation for women excluded from Michael Neary redress scheme
Man in his 60s dies in Louth house fire
Two men stabbed in hotel car park in Meath
Man in his 80s dies in Meath truck crash
TDs call for inquiry into sexual abuse at Drogheda hospital
Man due in court over James Hughes shooting
Man shot dead in Dundalk
HSE sympathy for family of Monaghan woman who died in childbirth