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'Huge disappointment' about new draft maternity restriction guidance, advocates say
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'Huge disappointment' about new draft maternity restriction guidance, advocates say

Updated Sep 1st 2021, 6:12 PM 22,988 Views 54 Comments

Campaigners have criticised differing guidance for private rooms and those with multiple beds.

Opinion: Excluding partners from maternity care is no longer excusable - there is a better way
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Opinion: Excluding partners from maternity care is no longer excusable - there is a better way

Aug 14th 2021, 7:15 AM 16,590 Views 42 Comments

Linda Kelly says a clear roadmap for maternity services that includes partners needs to be introduced.

Maternity care: 'Inconsistencies' in updated hospital guidelines 'distressing'
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Maternity care: 'Inconsistencies' in updated hospital guidelines 'distressing'

Aug 6th 2021, 12:32 PM 11,675 Views 16 Comments

New national guidance on the easing of restrictions at maternity hospitals allows partners to attend 12-week scans.

Opinion: Maternity hospitals have no excuses left - they must lift restrictions
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Opinion: Maternity hospitals have no excuses left - they must lift restrictions

Jul 29th 2021, 3:30 PM 19,374 Views 16 Comments

Natalie Britton says women are being ignored when it comes to the lifting of the restrictions on partners during maternity care.

Pregnant woman couldn't avail of maternity care because she was registered as a man by the State
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Pregnant woman couldn't avail of maternity care because she was registered as a man by the State

Jul 18th 2021, 12:05 AM 67,724 Views 0 Comments

The woman is due her 12-week scan in two weeks for what is her first pregnancy.

Hospitals told to allow wider access to maternity partners during pregnancy care
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Hospitals told to allow wider access to maternity partners during pregnancy care

Jun 24th 2021, 5:18 PM 11,980 Views 8 Comments

The HSE is altering the visiting policy for partners during maternity care.

National Maternity Hospital: Government has 'problems' with project on land transferred from Sisters of Charity
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National Maternity Hospital: Government has 'problems' with project on land transferred from Sisters of Charity

Jun 17th 2021, 1:54 PM 12,704 Views 18 Comments

The Tánaiste has said there are “problems, quite frankly, in going forward with this project”.

Fianna Fáil senator says Donnelly needs to provide clarity on maternity restrictions as protest takes place
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Fianna Fáil senator says Donnelly needs to provide clarity on maternity restrictions as protest takes place

Updated May 11th 2021, 5:55 PM 19,450 Views 23 Comments

Senator Lisa Chambers has called for clarity from the HSE on restrictions still in place in some hospitals.

Opinion: Pregnant women in Ireland are left to cope alone in the shadows
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Opinion: Pregnant women in Ireland are left to cope alone in the shadows

Apr 23rd 2021, 7:00 AM 18,818 Views 23 Comments

We need to better prioritise the care of pregnant women during Covid, writes Fianna Fáil councillor Deirdre Geraghty-Smith.

Opinion: Our baby would not live, so we had to travel to London. Our hearts are broken
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Opinion: Our baby would not live, so we had to travel to London. Our hearts are broken

Mar 21st 2021, 7:00 AM 121,034 Views 0 Comments

One father details the life-changing news he and his wife received in their 20-week scan, resulting in a trip to London and saying goodbye to Riley, their son.

Baby joy of 2021 as the first newborns of the year arrive
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Baby joy of 2021 as the first newborns of the year arrive

Jan 1st 2021, 1:17 PM 56,140 Views 15 Comments

Several babies arrived just after midnight, the first at Holles St in Dublin, to a mum diagnosed with Covid-19.

Opinion: If there’s a will, there’s a way: provision of maternity leave for TDs is not insurmountable
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Opinion: If there’s a will, there’s a way: provision of maternity leave for TDs is not insurmountable

Dec 18th 2020, 7:00 AM 18,430 Views 22 Comments

Professor Sarah Childs from the University of London and Dr Fiona Buckley of UCC say we should look to the UK changes for MPs and maternity leave and get on with necessary reform here.

Mother says pleas for help 'brushed away' at inquest into baby's death
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Mother says pleas for help 'brushed away' at inquest into baby's death

Jun 11th 2019, 8:03 PM 24,827 Views 19 Comments

Brenda and Michael Ryan said they welcomed new guidelines introduced following the death of their son.

'It's a postcode lottery': Anomaly scans not available to pregnant women across Ireland
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'It's a postcode lottery': Anomaly scans not available to pregnant women across Ireland

Jun 11th 2018, 7:05 AM 12,573 Views 5 Comments

A number of elements of maternity care are not available to all mothers because they are not offered in their local maternity unit.

Mullingar hospital apologises to new mother after a 'series of errors'
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Mullingar hospital apologises to new mother after a 'series of errors'

Jun 1st 2017, 6:20 AM 37,287 Views 14 Comments

After suffering from bleeding and ongoing pain, the woman was not contacted by the hospital and eventually had to go to A&E.

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

May 30th 2017, 12:05 AM 15,048 Views 18 Comments

But who now owns the National Maternity Hospital? The government still needs to clarify its position.

Holles Street board re-endorses deal to move maternity hospital
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Holles Street board re-endorses deal to move maternity hospital

Apr 26th 2017, 9:20 PM 29,483 Views 234 Comments

Meanwhile, Health Minister Simon Harris said the compulsory purchase of the site is ‘not the solution’.

Investigation launched after mother dies shortly after giving birth
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Investigation launched after mother dies shortly after giving birth

Mar 30th 2016, 10:50 PM 57,890 Views 15 Comments

Tracey Fitzpatrick died after giving birth to her third child.

'Ireland's maternity units are facing chronic and dangerous understaffing'
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'Ireland's maternity units are facing chronic and dangerous understaffing'

May 24th 2015, 8:45 AM 479 Views 76 Comments

Maternity staff are being asked to deal with far, far more births than they can safely handle in hospitals up and down the country.

Coombe to oversee maternity services at Portlaoise Hospital following deaths
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Coombe to oversee maternity services at Portlaoise Hospital following deaths

Mar 27th 2015, 8:09 AM 9,106 Views 13 Comments

The new agreement is the first of its kind in Ireland.

Six of seven maternity units have "deficits" in tests rolled out after Savita death
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Six of seven maternity units have "deficits" in tests rolled out after Savita death

Jan 19th 2015, 5:26 PM 9,995 Views 5 Comments

The I-MEWS system was established in the wake of the death of Savita Halappanavar.

Opinion: Aside from the abortion question, Ms Y highlights serious flaws in Irish maternity care
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Opinion: Aside from the abortion question, Ms Y highlights serious flaws in Irish maternity care

Sep 23rd 2014, 1:00 PM 93 Views 23 Comments

Remove abortion from the picture and we are still left with the highly troubling instance of a young, vulnerable women left traumatised by her encounter with the health service.

These are the experts who will investigate baby deaths at Portlaoise Hospital
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These are the experts who will investigate baby deaths at Portlaoise Hospital

Apr 29th 2014, 10:11 AM 7,376 Views 2 Comments

HIQA will carry out a review of the quality of service provided at the hospital.

Study highlights lack of training for doctors in supporting parents after stillbirth
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Study highlights lack of training for doctors in supporting parents after stillbirth

Mar 11th 2014, 5:07 PM 8,422 Views 4 Comments

Many described the experience as one of the most difficult parts of their job.

Calls for an independent inquiry into maternity care at Portlaoise hospital
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Calls for an independent inquiry into maternity care at Portlaoise hospital

Jan 30th 2014, 12:14 PM 5,563 Views 13 Comments

Patient Focus is calling on the Minister for Health and Children to consider as a matter of urgency the need for a wider review of other maternity units also.

'No standardised maternity care' in Ireland as C-section rates vary by 20 per cent
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'No standardised maternity care' in Ireland as C-section rates vary by 20 per cent

Jan 6th 2014, 9:15 AM 13,799 Views 60 Comments

Figures published today by the HSE show rates in Ireland exceed World Health Organisation recommendations.

Tania McCabe’s family shocked that HSE still behind on sepsis testing
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Tania McCabe’s family shocked that HSE still behind on sepsis testing

Oct 10th 2013, 10:50 PM 16,205 Views 21 Comments

Tania McCabe’s father-in-law told TheJournal.ie that he wants a routine test for sepsis introduced in Irish hospitals.

'An appalling indictment of State failure': Consultant calls for more maternity staff
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'An appalling indictment of State failure': Consultant calls for more maternity staff

Oct 10th 2013, 8:51 AM 4,331 Views 37 Comments

National Maternity Hospital clinical director, Dr Peter Boylan, has raised concerns about the level of staffing in maternity care in response to the third report into the death of Savita Halappanavar published yesterday.