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Tuesday 30 May 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# National Maternity Hospital

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# Elm Park
'Nothing signed off' yet on new National Maternity Hospital, says Taoiseach
The Taoiseach says it has always been his view that any new hospital should be owned by the public.
# Maternity Care
National Maternity Hospital: Government has 'problems' with project on land transferred from Sisters of Charity
The Tánaiste has said there are “problems, quite frankly, in going forward with this project”.
# Maternity
'Another case of it's only women so who bloody cares': Hundreds complain to minister about maternity restrictions
Correspondence sent to the health minister reveals emotional pleas for the restrictions to be lifted.
# Covid-19
Partners no longer allowed to attend 20-week pregnancy scan, Rotunda announces
The “very difficult decision” was made “due to the surge in community-acquired Covid-19 infections”.
'Babies don't wait': How the National Maternity Hospital coped in the early days of Covid
Mary Brosnan, the director of nursing & midwifery, writes: “Babies wait for no one, even in a pandemic they will be born.”
# Dublin
National Maternity Hospital: Sisters of Charity to transfer ownership of St Vincent's land to the State
In 2017 the sisters stepped down from the board of the hospital group.
# Coronavirus
Pregnant women who have Covid-19 advised to stay away from hospital unless they need urgent care
The National Maternity Hospital has published advice about the coronavirus.
# exclusion zones
'How dare you': Minister slams protesters who demonstrated outside the National Maternity Hospital
Simon Harris said the protests held outside Holles Street yesterday were ‘sickening’.
# National Maternity Hospital
Vatican 'still hasn't granted permission' for Sisters of Charity pull out from maternity hospital site
Dr Peter Boylan made the claim in a new book to be published next week.
# Smoking
Anti-smoking policy at two Dublin maternity hospitals being flouted by patients and visitors
In 2013, the Coombe, the Rotunda and the National Maternity Hospital became tobacco-free campuses.
# exclusion zones
'What happened in relation to Holles Street was pretty disgusting' - Simon Harris says exclusion zones will be a priority
“We shouldn’t have to change the law to have a basic understanding of decency,” Harris said.
# Holles Street
Harris accused of letting abortion protest exclusion zones 'fall off the agenda'
The group that staged a protest outside the National Maternity Hospital with three small white coffins plans to return this Saturday.
# Dáil
Peadar Tóibín tells Dáil that family at centre of Holles Street termination case believe it was an "illegal abortion"
Tóibín was speaking to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar under Dáil privilege today.
# Holles Street
Couple at centre of Holles Street abortion case 'utterly, utterly devastated'
An external review is due to be carried out into the circumstances around the abortion.
# Investigation
'Grotesque and reprehensible': Harris 'extraordinarily concerned' over alleged leak of patient's details after abortion
A number of investigations are under way into the allegations, which were first reported by yesterday.
# Crisis Pregnancy
National Maternity Hospital to begin abortion services on 7 January
There were some concerns in recent weeks that hospitals would not be ready in time.
# Climate Change
'Those babies will suffer': Duncan Stewart calls for revision of National Maternity Hospital plans
The architect says the project’s plans do not comply with incoming EU building standards.
# National Maternity Hospital
Dr Rhona Mahony says it's a 'big ask and challenge' to have full abortion services by New Year's Day
Mahony said that some terminations would start on the 1 January, but the service in its entirety wouldn’t be rolled out.
# malak thawley
High Court quashes Harris's call for inquiry at National Maternity Hospital following patient death
Mr Justice Charles Meenan said it was irrational and unreasonable for the minister to direct such an investigation.
# irish medical journal
The percentage of 'perfect' births in first-time mothers is less than 1% - study
The study looked at over 8,000 pregnancies in women who hadn’t given birth before.
# Inquiry
National Maternity Hospital to seek injunction against inquiry into Malak Thawley's death
If granted, the injunction will prevent the inquiry from proceeding until the hospital’s judicial review challenge has been determined.
# snow angels
80 babies delivered at Holles St and Rotunda during storm ... including one Emma
No one has been called Beast or East though.
# malak thawley
Hospital argues that inquiry into death of pregnant woman could cause 'serious risk to patients'
The National Maternity Hospital says it is open to another review, but not of the type proposed by the minister.
# Mother and Baby
Husband whose pregnant wife died during Holles Street surgery settles damages case
Malak Thawley died in 2016 during surgery for an ectopic pregnancy.
# malak thawley
Harris 'seriously considering' independent inquiry into death of pregnant woman at Holles Street
Malak Thawley died during surgery for an ectopic pregnancy at the National Maternity Hospital in May 2016.
# Drug Addiction
92 hospital discharges of newborns with drug withdrawal symptoms last year
Babies with drug withdrawal symptoms undergo six to eight week of rehabilitation.
# malak thawley
'My life after my wife’s death has been a never-ending nightmare'
The inquest into Malak Thawley’s death returned a verdict of medical misadventure.
# 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.
'We still don't know how the government will ensure an autonomous maternity hospital'
Trust will need to be restored so that we do not lose sight of the grand prize, a new National Maternity Hospital for Irish citizens, writes Jason O’Sullivan.
# Protest
Pictures: Over 1,500 protest against Sisters of Charity owning maternity hospital
Campaign organisation Uplift presented a viral petition printed on 50 feet sheets of card to the gathered crowd.
# Petition
'Complete outrage': Protest against Sisters of Charity owning maternity hospital happening today
A petition against the order owning the hospital has been signed by over 100,000 people.
# 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.
# Hand it over
Mary Lou McDonald says the State needs to get maternity hospital site 'by any means'
The controversy over the proposed National Maternity Hospital is continuing.
# Faith
Religion and health care: What role does the Catholic Church play in Irish hospitals?
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin is seeking his own removal as chair of Holles Street.
# Hospital Row
Calls for Sisters of Charity to detail exactly what procedures will be possible at new maternity hospital
AIMS Ireland has said the new hospital should be free from any religious ethos.
# svhg
St Vincent's board remains 'totally supportive' of plans for new National Maternity Hospital
The board said last Friday it was reviewing its role in the project in light of the public outcry.
# Dr Peter Boylan
Ex-Holles Street master resigns from board in maternity hospital row
The Taoiseach has said Dr Peter Boylan’s resignation is a matter for himself.
# Sisters of Charity
Factfind: Could compulsory purchase be used for the maternity hospital and what would it cost?
The St. Vincent’s site is the preferred site for the hospital.
# Sisters of Charity
Here is the deal reached by St Vincent's and Holles Street over the new National Maternity Hospital
The agreement reached in November between the two hospitals was released today to the public.
# clinical independence
St Vincent's chairman: Any legal medical procedure will be carried out at new maternity hospital
The National Maternity Hospital project has been mired in controversy in recent weeks.