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Restrictions on maternity services exacerbate mental health difficulties, experts warn
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Restrictions on maternity services exacerbate mental health difficulties, experts warn

Aug 18th 2021, 11:42 AM 8,265 Views 5 Comments

The rules have been the subject of criticism by politicians and campaigners in recent weeks.

NMH able to ease maternity restrictions as 'huge amount of development' done in recent years
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NMH able to ease maternity restrictions as 'huge amount of development' done in recent years

Aug 13th 2021, 1:04 PM 8,463 Views 1 Comment

That’s according to Peter Boylan, former master of the National Maternity Hospital.

HSE chief says roadmap to easing maternity hospital restrictions 'would be valuable'
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HSE chief says roadmap to easing maternity hospital restrictions 'would be valuable'

Updated Aug 12th 2021, 7:52 PM 16,022 Views 43 Comments

There has been criticism in recent months of the different approaches taken by maternity hospitals.

Experts have 'concerns' about Rotunda trial involving induction of healthy first-time mothers
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Experts have 'concerns' about Rotunda trial involving induction of healthy first-time mothers

Jul 16th 2021, 12:05 AM 55,811 Views 22 Comments
  • The trial aims to assess two different methods of induction for healthy first-time mothers at 39 weeks pregnant.
  • Concerns have been raised about the way in which information on the trial is being presented to pregnant people.
  • The trial began in November 2020 and 86 women have so far taken part, Orla Dwyer reports.
'I didn't want to do this alone': Your stories about pandemic maternity restrictions
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'I didn't want to do this alone': Your stories about pandemic maternity restrictions

Jul 10th 2021, 12:05 AM 39,429 Views 17 Comments
  • The Journal asked people to share stories about the impact of pandemic maternity restrictions.
  • These restrictions resulted in pregnant women going through parts of labour and certain scans alone, Orla Dwyer reports.
  • More than 120 people got in contact and 67 of their stories are included in today's piece.
Have you been impacted by pandemic maternity restrictions? We want to hear your story
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Have you been impacted by pandemic maternity restrictions? We want to hear your story

Updated Jul 5th 2021, 7:45 PM 14,036 Views 1 Comment

We want to get a wider sense of how Covid-19 maternity restrictions have impacted people. Tell us your story.

'Nothing has changed': Continued calls for easing of maternity partner restrictions
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'Nothing has changed': Continued calls for easing of maternity partner restrictions

Jun 4th 2021, 6:00 AM 11,322 Views 10 Comments

Activists want partners to be permitted in maternity units for all stages of labour.

'I'm frustrated with the lack of progress': Donnelly says 19 maternity units are being contacted about restrictions
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'I'm frustrated with the lack of progress': Donnelly says 19 maternity units are being contacted about restrictions

May 12th 2021, 4:44 PM 14,036 Views 15 Comments

Restrictions remain in place in certain hospitals, with protesters gathering outside the National Maternity Hospital in Dublin yesterday.

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 19,452 Views 23 Comments

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

I found out I was having a miscarriage this week. My husband wasn't allowed into the hospital.
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I found out I was having a miscarriage this week. My husband wasn't allowed into the hospital.

May 7th 2021, 4:58 PM 26,451 Views 24 Comments

In spite of all the calls for hospitals to ease their Covid measures it was impossible to get a clear answer on whether my partner would be allowed in, our contributor writes.

HSE says 'conditions are right' for restrictions on partners in maternity hospitals to be lifted
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HSE says 'conditions are right' for restrictions on partners in maternity hospitals to be lifted

Updated May 6th 2021, 5:58 PM 25,948 Views 30 Comments

HSE CEO Paul Reid said today he is writing to all maternity units about partner restrictions.

Coombe Hospital report finds consultant took vaccine home and administered it to two family members
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Coombe Hospital report finds consultant took vaccine home and administered it to two family members

Apr 1st 2021, 4:40 PM 125,420 Views 120 Comments
  • In January, 16 leftover Covid-19 vaccine doses were administered to family members of some Coombe staff.
  • Two of these doses were brought home by a consultant and delivered to family.
  • A review of the vaccine programme was carried out and the Board of the Coombe said it "accepts that mistakes were made".
Further restrictions in maternity hospitals as some decide to reverse decision allowing partners into 20-week scan
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Further restrictions in maternity hospitals as some decide to reverse decision allowing partners into 20-week scan

Jan 8th 2021, 6:01 PM 21,012 Views 10 Comments

Some hospitals adapted their visiting restrictions for difficult situations such as pregnancy loss, stillbirth and unexpected complications.

'Another case of it's only women so who bloody cares': Hundreds complain to minister about maternity restrictions
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'Another case of it's only women so who bloody cares': Hundreds complain to minister about maternity restrictions

Jan 5th 2021, 12:05 AM 41,147 Views 35 Comments

Correspondence sent to the health minister reveals emotional pleas for the restrictions to be lifted.

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 18,434 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.

Rally held to call for an end to Covid-19 restriction that stops women's partners attending births
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Rally held to call for an end to Covid-19 restriction that stops women's partners attending births

Dec 15th 2020, 10:05 PM 17,232 Views 36 Comments

The rally was held at the Coombe Maternity Hospital at 5pm.

Opinion: 'I felt forgotten by NPHET and Government as I miscarried alone in hospital'
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Opinion: 'I felt forgotten by NPHET and Government as I miscarried alone in hospital'

Dec 4th 2020, 7:00 AM 18,608 Views 24 Comments

Clare Cullen describes her experience of miscarriage in a hospital without her husband, due to Covid restrictions.

'We are firefighting': Consultants warn newborns may be at risk due to Covid pressure on hospitals
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'We are firefighting': Consultants warn newborns may be at risk due to Covid pressure on hospitals

Aug 12th 2020, 11:28 AM 22,608 Views 8 Comments

Many neonatal units have no isolation facilities to deal with coronavirus patients.

Twenty women say they were not allowed return to work at end of their maternity leave last year
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Twenty women say they were not allowed return to work at end of their maternity leave last year

Oct 27th 2019, 6:30 AM 27,516 Views 23 Comments

Complaints are on the rise amid legislative changes and growing global awareness of gender-related issues.

Two sets of triplets born in 24 hours in Co Down hospital
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Two sets of triplets born in 24 hours in Co Down hospital

Jul 23rd 2019, 10:10 PM 27,068 Views 18 Comments

All six babies are healthy.

'In one day I might care for a very ill woman and help resuscitate a baby - and there's no respect'
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'In one day I might care for a very ill woman and help resuscitate a baby - and there's no respect'

Jan 29th 2019, 9:30 PM 19,535 Views 21 Comments

Midwives didn’t pick the job for the money, but they want their skills to get the same recognition as other healthcare professionals, Maeve Gaynor writes.

People are ripping the piss out of these Boohoo 'maternity' models
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People are ripping the piss out of these Boohoo 'maternity' models

Jan 23rd 2019, 1:03 PM 13,147 Views 5 Comments

What is that!?

Simon Harris pays tribute to Rhona Mahony, who made history as first female Master of Holles Street
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Simon Harris pays tribute to Rhona Mahony, who made history as first female Master of Holles Street

Dec 31st 2018, 2:23 PM 44,032 Views 55 Comments

The Health Minister called her “a leading voices for women’s rights”.

New Zealand prime minister gives birth to a baby girl
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New Zealand prime minister gives birth to a baby girl

Jun 21st 2018, 8:09 AM 33,131 Views 66 Comments

Jacinda Ardern becomes just the second world leader to give birth while in office.

'There needs to be a minimum standard on pitch facilities for an international game'
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'There needs to be a minimum standard on pitch facilities for an international game'

Mar 22nd 2018, 3:26 PM 50,248 Views 8 Comments

We spoke to England international Rachael Burford about some of the key issues in women’s rugby.

Hospital argues that inquiry into death of pregnant woman could cause 'serious risk to patients'
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Hospital argues that inquiry into death of pregnant woman could cause 'serious risk to patients'

Jan 29th 2018, 5:29 PM 17,538 Views 0 Comments

The National Maternity Hospital says it is open to another review, but not of the type proposed by the minister.

The average age for a mother to give birth in Ireland is 32.5 years old
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The average age for a mother to give birth in Ireland is 32.5 years old

Nov 1st 2017, 10:53 AM 21,192 Views 42 Comments

The number of teenage mothers has fallen by 50% between 2005 and 2015.

Behaviour of staff top reason for complaints about maternity services at Portlaoise
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Behaviour of staff top reason for complaints about maternity services at Portlaoise

Sep 24th 2017, 6:05 AM 22,002 Views 38 Comments

Half of the complaints were about staff behaviour and three were about the care received.

HSE to ask women working in the health sector how they balance maternity with work
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HSE to ask women working in the health sector how they balance maternity with work

Jul 10th 2017, 1:44 PM 15,505 Views 26 Comments

Just 7% of all surgeons in Ireland are women.

HSE review of maternity complaints finds patients not treated with dignity or respect
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HSE review of maternity complaints finds patients not treated with dignity or respect

May 23rd 2017, 3:22 PM 11,406 Views 8 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris said it is ‘regretted’ that it took such a long time for families to be heard on their babies’ deaths.

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

May 1st 2017, 8:04 AM 10,375 Views 138 Comments

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

Religion and health care: What role does the Catholic Church play in Irish hospitals?
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Religion and health care: What role does the Catholic Church play in Irish hospitals?

Apr 30th 2017, 7:30 AM 20,442 Views 98 Comments

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin is seeking his own removal as chair of Holles Street.

Bishop says new maternity hospital should obey rules of Catholic Church
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Bishop says new maternity hospital should obey rules of Catholic Church

Apr 23rd 2017, 2:29 PM 40,475 Views 163 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris has insisted the hospital will be independently run.

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

Apr 22nd 2017, 2:32 PM 16,278 Views 117 Comments

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

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

Apr 20th 2017, 5:10 PM 19,738 Views 165 Comments

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

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

Apr 20th 2017, 9:48 AM 62,029 Views 127 Comments

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

Over 70,000 sign petition to prevent Sisters of Charity becoming owners of maternity hospital
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Over 70,000 sign petition to prevent Sisters of Charity becoming owners of maternity hospital

Apr 19th 2017, 4:15 PM 73,662 Views 230 Comments

The Department of Health has insisted the new hospital will be independently run.

Busy Coombe Hospital welcomes seven babies to the world on Christmas Day
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Busy Coombe Hospital welcomes seven babies to the world on Christmas Day

Dec 26th 2016, 11:27 AM 14,386 Views 8 Comments

Little Sean Kelly-Murray was the first to arrive.

Inspection finds operating department at Coombe maternity hospital not fit for purpose
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Inspection finds operating department at Coombe maternity hospital not fit for purpose

Nov 16th 2016, 7:25 PM 12,127 Views 31 Comments

The operating theatres, staff facilities and the storage of sterile supplies were all criticised.

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