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I found out I was having a miscarriage this week. My husband wasn't allowed into the hospital.
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.
Coombe Hospital report finds consultant took vaccine home and administered it to two family members
The Coombe Board has examined the independent review into the vaccine programme at the hospital.
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".
Coombe board to discuss some hospital staff family members receiving leftover vaccines
The hospital said 16 vaccine doses would have been discarded if they were not used that day.
Nurses on strike: 'You can't go home after your shift and feel you've done a good job'
We spoke to nurses on the picket line at the Coombe maternity hospital.
Drugs, cash, and fake passports seized in Dublin raid
Two men were arrested in connection with the investigation.
Busy Coombe Hospital welcomes seven babies to the world on Christmas Day
Little Sean Kelly-Murray was the first to arrive.
Inspection finds operating department at Coombe maternity hospital not fit for purpose
The operating theatres, staff facilities and the storage of sterile supplies were all criticised.
Watch: Former residents look on as council flats torn down
The flats were the last to be torn down in the first phase of the regeneration of St Teresa’s Gardens near The Coombe Hospital.
'It's a disgrace some women can't get the support they need'
About 8,000 women in Ireland develop gestational diabetes every year.
Coombe to oversee maternity services at Portlaoise Hospital following deaths
The new agreement is the first of its kind in Ireland.
"I am a symphysiotomy survivor. I am glad it's all over"
A symphysiotomy case settled in the High Court for undisclosed fee
'If mammy coughed or sneezed or took a fit of laughing she would wet herself'
The case currently being heard in the High Court is the first of its kind against a hospital.
'A busy day for babies': Christmas newborns welcomed at Ireland's maternity hospitals
Azam Siddiqui was the first baby born on 25 December in Dublin.
Leo: Some hospitals do a great job with food... some Dublin ones, not so much
The Health Minister plans to meet with Michelin-starred chef Oliver Dunne over the issue.
Study finds 2 out of 3 mothers gain about 10lb by second pregnancy
One in 20 first-time mothers had become obese by the time they became pregnant again.
'Secret Millionaire' community centre in Dublin's inner city closes down
The St Nicholas of Myra centre in The Liberties in Dublin’s inner city had become a hub for people in the area – but now it faces the same fate as so many community centres.
Cabinet to make decision on location of National Children's Hospital
The government is expected to announce its choice of a site for the long-awaited National Children’s Hospital later today.
More details emerge on Coombe National Children's Hospital proposal
More details have been revealed about the proposed site for the National Children’s Hospital at the Coombe, which would be tri-located on a 20.5 acre site.
Investigation launched into Coombe maternal death
There were five maternal deaths at the Coombe between 2000 – 2011, with none as a result of obstetric causes.
National Children's Hospital review group to report within 56 days
The group’s terms of reference were agreed at Cabinet this morning as the Health Minister underlined the importance that the project get underway as soon as possible.
Man missing from Coombe area in Dublin
Keith Dempsey, 37, was last seen in the Coombe area on Wednesday 16 November by a family member.