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#Maternity services

From TheJournal.ie HSE apologises to women callers to Joe Duffy's Liveline who shared their traumatic childbirth experiences Maternity Services

HSE apologises to women callers to Joe Duffy's Liveline who shared their traumatic childbirth experiences

Over the last fortnight, many women have taken to the national airwaves to share their stories of childbirth.

From TheJournal.ie Portiuncula Hospital review found 'serious management errors' made in cases of 10 babies Maternity Services

Portiuncula Hospital review found 'serious management errors' made in cases of 10 babies

The report looked at 18 cases of maternity care at the Galway hospital.

From TheJournal.ie Long queues at Rotunda Hospital partly caused by new IT system Maternity Services

Long queues at Rotunda Hospital partly caused by new IT system

The hospital has received two complaints in relation to yesterday’s long waiting times.

From TheJournal.ie 'This is not an abortion referendum, we need to stop calling it one' Opinion

'This is not an abortion referendum, we need to stop calling it one'

Member of maternity services advocacy group argues that language in the 2018 referendum could alienate the many people who could have deciding vote.

From TheJournal.ie Harris asks for a month to consider all options for ownership of maternity hospital I Need More Time

Harris asks for a month to consider all options for ownership of maternity hospital

Minister Simon Harris has said that a public ownership option is possible for the hospital.

From TheJournal.ie Accused of being 'hapless, helpless and hopeless', Harris wants 'cool heads' on maternity hospital Big Picture

Accused of being 'hapless, helpless and hopeless', Harris wants 'cool heads' on maternity hospital

Addressing doctors today, Minister Harris sought to provide assurances on the project.

From TheJournal.ie Health Minister: 'I have heard people say that nuns will be running the hospital. Not true' Maternity Hospital

Health Minister: 'I have heard people say that nuns will be running the hospital. Not true'

It was claimed that 300 people attended today’s lunchtime protest outside the Department of Health.

From TheJournal.ie Ex-hospital master to Simon Harris: 'Ask nuns about their plans for €300m hospital' Sisters Of Charity

Ex-hospital master to Simon Harris: 'Ask nuns about their plans for €300m hospital'

Dr. Peter Boylan says the minister must quiz the Sisters of Charity.

From TheJournal.ie 'Left to die alone': Premature baby spent final two hours in hospital sluice room Maternity Services

'Left to die alone': Premature baby spent final two hours in hospital sluice room

The report into two Manchester hospitals has found a string of alleged failings.

From TheJournal.ie Woman gives birth to baby that doctors told her had been dead for weeks Miracle

Woman gives birth to baby that doctors told her had been dead for weeks

Aimee Nolan says she has still not received an explanation.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar 'ashamed' of patient treatment at Portlaoise hospital Maternity

Varadkar 'ashamed' of patient treatment at Portlaoise hospital

The Minister for Health met with bereaved parents last night to hear their stories.

From TheJournal.ie 'Ireland over-medicalises birth - and it is terrifying mothers-to-be' Opinion

'Ireland over-medicalises birth - and it is terrifying mothers-to-be'

Dil Wickremasinghe, since she has become pregnant, has found the maternity system is fraught with fear and discourages women from making decisions about the birthing process.

From TheJournal.ie 'I was just 27 and I was butchered': Symphysiotomy survivors in their own words UNCAT

'I was just 27 and I was butchered': Symphysiotomy survivors in their own words

The government has announced a redress scheme today. Here are the victims’ stories.

From TheJournal.ie €34 million redress scheme for Irish women whose pelvises were broken during childbirth Symphysiotomy

€34 million redress scheme for Irish women whose pelvises were broken during childbirth

The Government has said that the payments will be ex-gratia – in other words, no blame admitted.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says Ireland is 'one of the safest places on the planet' to have a baby Maternity Services

Taoiseach says Ireland is 'one of the safest places on the planet' to have a baby

Enda Kenny was speaking in the Dáil today about the national review of maternity services which he said will help maintain our reputation as a good place to have a baby.

From TheJournal.ie James Reilly denies there was conflict of interest in maternity services review Health Partnership

James Reilly denies there was conflict of interest in maternity services review

Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh said Noel Daly must “review his position” as chair of the West/North West Hospital Group after it emerged he co-founded the company conducting the review.

From TheJournal.ie Hospital staff warned not to reveal 'maternity unit closure until after elections', TD claims Leaked Report

Hospital staff warned not to reveal 'maternity unit closure until after elections', TD claims

The HSE had earlier moved to downplay fears that a review of maternity services could result in closures.

From TheJournal.ie Symphysiotomy victims tell the UN about cruel and barbaric childbirth operations UNCAT

Symphysiotomy victims tell the UN about cruel and barbaric childbirth operations

The survivors have brought their search for justice to the United Nations Committee Against Torture.

From TheJournal.ie Column: New HSE plans will further limit women’s choices in childbirth Opinion

Column: New HSE plans will further limit women’s choices in childbirth

Last summer, the Minister for Health endorsed home birth and said more women should be offered the choice of giving birth at home – but new HSE guidelines will have the opposite effect, Eva-Louise Goussot writes.