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#Maternity services

# maternity-services - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

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

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.

# maternity-services - Wednesday 9 December, 2020

HSE to allow partners of pregnant women to attend 20-week scan
# Maternity Services
# Maternity Services

HSE to allow partners of pregnant women to attend 20-week scan

Dec 9th 2020, 8:55 AM 16,650 Views 23 Comments

Correspondence from women to the Department of Health have shown the distress the Covid-19 restriction caused.

# maternity-services - Saturday 22 August, 2020

Opinion: 'For most women in rural Ireland there is no choice of maternity services'
# Birth Place
# Birth Place

Opinion: 'For most women in rural Ireland there is no choice of maternity services'

Aug 22nd 2020, 7:30 PM 27,173 Views 16 Comments

The National Maternity Strategy recommendations have been watered down or sidelined, writes Dr Krysia Lynch of AIMS Ireland.

# maternity-services - Friday 7 February, 2020

Q&A: Here's where Ireland's parties stand on women's healthcare ahead of the election
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Q&A: Here's where Ireland's parties stand on women's healthcare ahead of the election

Feb 7th 2020, 12:29 PM 7,771 Views 26 Comments

Where do the parties stand on issues like maternity and infant services, contraception and IVF?

# maternity-services - Thursday 11 April, 2019

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

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

Updated Apr 11th 2019, 1:41 PM 61,446 Views 100 Comments

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

# maternity-services - Thursday 3 May, 2018

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

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

May 3rd 2018, 6:23 PM 11,849 Views 31 Comments

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

# maternity-services - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

Long queues at Rotunda Hospital partly caused by new IT system
# Maternity Services
# Maternity Services

Long queues at Rotunda Hospital partly caused by new IT system

Dec 20th 2017, 9:42 PM 17,081 Views 12 Comments

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

# maternity-services - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

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

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

Sep 27th 2017, 8:15 PM 19,029 Views 230 Comments

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

# maternity-services - Monday 1 May, 2017

Harris asks for a month to consider all options for ownership of maternity hospital
# I Need More Time
# I Need More Time

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.

# maternity-services - Saturday 22 April, 2017

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

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

Apr 22nd 2017, 2:32 PM 16,277 Views 117 Comments

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

# maternity-services - Thursday 20 April, 2017

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

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'
# Sisters Of Charity
# Sisters Of Charity

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.

# maternity-services - Thursday 24 November, 2016

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

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

Nov 24th 2016, 3:33 PM 42,186 Views 150 Comments

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

# maternity-services - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

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

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

Jun 9th 2015, 11:31 AM 30,862 Views 35 Comments

Aimee Nolan says she has still not received an explanation.

# maternity-services - Thursday 14 May, 2015

Varadkar 'ashamed' of patient treatment at Portlaoise hospital
# Maternity
# Maternity

Varadkar 'ashamed' of patient treatment at Portlaoise hospital

May 14th 2015, 9:00 PM 18,750 Views 61 Comments

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

# maternity-services - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

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

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

Apr 8th 2015, 10:43 AM 3,061 Views 133 Comments

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.

# maternity-services - Thursday 6 November, 2014

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

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

Nov 6th 2014, 11:15 AM 279,460 Views 82 Comments

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

# maternity-services - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

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

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

Jul 1st 2014, 1:37 PM 8,340 Views 15 Comments

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

# maternity-services - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

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

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

Jun 24th 2014, 9:55 PM 15,307 Views 84 Comments

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.

# maternity-services - Friday 30 May, 2014

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

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

May 30th 2014, 11:40 AM 7,864 Views 24 Comments

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.

# maternity-services - Thursday 15 May, 2014

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

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

May 15th 2014, 10:40 AM 25,330 Views 126 Comments

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

# maternity-services - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Symphysiotomy victims tell the UN about cruel and barbaric childbirth operations
# UNCAT
# UNCAT

Symphysiotomy victims tell the UN about cruel and barbaric childbirth operations

Mar 11th 2014, 11:00 AM 14,591 Views 19 Comments

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

# maternity-services - Monday 18 March, 2013

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

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

Mar 18th 2013, 7:00 AM 109 Views 155 Comments

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.