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#The Coombe

# the-coombe - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

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

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

# the-coombe - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Family slam 'unforgivable' treatment from HSE following award of €15 million

“The HSE seem determined to fight almost every case for years only to usually settle on the steps of the high court for millions.”

# the-coombe - Saturday 1 April, 2017

'It made me feel empowered': The Coombe celebrates 100 water births

The hospital has invited all of the parents and their water babies back for a reunion which will take place later today.

# the-coombe - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

"We weren't allowed to take him out of the incubator, we could only touch his little hand through it"

An inquest into the death of Darragh Byrne in February 2013 found that he died due to medical misadventure.

# the-coombe - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

Dublin's three maternity hospitals are being moved to pastures new

Planning permission for three new sites at major adult teaching hospitals will be submitted in the next 18 months.

# the-coombe - Saturday 11 January, 2014

Plans for St Teresa's regeneration published

The plan will see 14 of the 16 blocks of flats torn down and replaced

# the-coombe - Monday 4 November, 2013

An Taisce writes to Taoiseach over Children's Hospital concerns

The national trust organisation is warning that the project will fall foul of the planning laws, as it won’t be co-located with a maternity hospital.

# the-coombe - Monday 30 September, 2013

No more wedges and sausage rolls for patients at the Coombe

The hospital completed a review earlier this year after brought this picture of a meal served in a maternity ward to its attention.

# the-coombe - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

Image of "unacceptable" meal prompts review of menu at the Coombe

The hospital said the meal was “unacceptable” and it will look to improve choices it offers in the future.

# the-coombe - Friday 23 September, 2011

Need for discussions between hospitals and Jehovah's Witness patients

An Irish court has granted an order allowing The Coombe Hospital to give a blood transfusion to a baby despite the objections of her parents, who are Jehovah’s Witnesses.