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#Maternity Care

From TheJournal.ie Mother says pleas for help 'brushed away' at inquest into baby's death Inquest

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'It's a postcode lottery': Anomaly scans not available to pregnant women across Ireland Anomaly Scans

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Mullingar hospital apologises to new mother after a 'series of errors' Discharge Summary

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'It was clear that public opinion influenced the Sisters of Charity's decision' National Maternity Hospital

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Holles Street board re-endorses deal to move maternity hospital St Vincent's This post contains videos

Holles Street board re-endorses deal to move maternity hospital

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

From TheJournal.ie Investigation launched after mother dies shortly after giving birth St Luke's Hospital

Investigation launched after mother dies shortly after giving birth

Tracey Fitzpatrick died after giving birth to her third child.

From TheJournal.ie 'Ireland's maternity units are facing chronic and dangerous understaffing' Opinion

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Coombe to oversee maternity services at Portlaoise Hospital following deaths Newborns

Coombe to oversee maternity services at Portlaoise Hospital following deaths

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

From TheJournal.ie Six of seven maternity units have "deficits" in tests rolled out after Savita death Maternity Care

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

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

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

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie These are the experts who will investigate baby deaths at Portlaoise Hospital Watchdog

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Study highlights lack of training for doctors in supporting parents after stillbirth Perinatal

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Calls for an independent inquiry into maternity care at Portlaoise hospital Rte Investigation

Calls for an independent inquiry into maternity care at Portlaoise hospital

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'No standardised maternity care' in Ireland as C-section rates vary by 20 per cent Aims Ireland

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Tania McCabe’s family shocked that HSE still behind on sepsis testing Savita

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'An appalling indictment of State failure': Consultant calls for more maternity staff Savita

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

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.