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# National Maternity Hospital

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# peter boylan
'I’m sorry it’s come to this but I did try to warn you' - Texts between hospital bosses as row deepens
Dr Peter Boylan has refused to resign from the NMH board.
# vox pop
Poll backs Citizens' Assembly on abortion but rejects minister's maternity hospital promises
The polls were published last night.
# 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.
# Sisters of Charity
St Vincent’s Healthcare Group to review plans for National Maternity Hospital
The development has been mired in controversy this week.
# 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.
# 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.
# redress scheme
Over 70,000 sign petition to prevent Sisters of Charity becoming owners of maternity hospital
The Department of Health has insisted the new hospital will be independently run.
# Sisters of Charity
'No religious influence': Harris defends new maternity hospital ownership in face of criticism
The Master of the new National Maternity Hospital said the facility will “revolutionise healthcare”.
# strong criticism
Religious order that owes millions to abuse survivors given ownership of new maternity hospital
A new company will be set up to govern the new maternity hospital.
# Done Deal
Updated: Minister's relief as 'vital' new National Maternity Hospital gets the go-ahead
There had been a row over who would govern the new €150 million development.
# Tragic
Investigation launched following death of pregnant woman at National Maternity Hospital
The woman died during emergency surgery after it was found her pregnancy was ectopic at just seven weeks.
# formal warning
HIQA finds overcrowding, poor hygiene and risk of infection at Holles Street
It found that 46 babies were in the neonatal intensive care unit which was only designed for 36.
# Pregnancy
'I was getting sick all day when I was pregnant. The doctor told me to have cold milk and Rice Krispies'
Severe vomiting affects 2% of pregnant woman, but some say there is not enough awareness about it, even among the medical profession.
# Special Deliveries
'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.
Single-use injection vial 'used on multiple patients' in maternity hospital
Three maternity hospitals visited by inspectors were found to be clean but with some exceptions.
# practice makes perfect
Doctors to train like airline pilots in simulation centres
The centre will recreate real life clinical scenarios using simulation models.
# restrictions
Concerns expressed over reports UK hospitals are to cap Irish abortions
Liverpool’s Women’s Hospital said there is no cap on the number of Irish women they will treat.
# Symphysiotomy
Woman in intensive care bringing case against hospital over 'unwarranted' symphysiotomy
Noreen Burns, 83, was subjected to a symphysiotomy after her child was born by Caesarean Section in 1959.
# top-ups
Rhona Mahony says she 'learned a lot' from coping with controversy
The Master of Holles Street believes more emphasis needs to be placed on birth in this country.
# Mother and Baby
Holles Street says they are ready for babies that were due at Mount Carmel
The National Maternity Hospital say they may request additional staff if required.
Column: Paying top-ups to senior staff raises serious questions about hospital operations
There’s something wrong in the system when we are topping-up hospital executives’ pay while clamping patients in hospital car parks for money, writes Catherine Murphy TD.
# savita
'An appalling indictment of State failure': Consultant calls for more maternity staff
National Maternity Hospital clinical director, Dr Peter Boylan, has raised concerns about the level of staffing in maternity care in response to the third report into the death of Savita Halappanavar published yesterday.
# paper of record
Pro Life campaign: Irish Times abortion story 'raises major credibility issues'
While solicitor Simon McGarr says the two paragraph apology by The Irish Times on page seven of last Saturday’s paper was inadequate in the eyes of media regulations.
# Midwives
Ireland gets its own 'One Born Every Minute'
TV3 has brought its camera crew to Holles Street.
Data Protection Commissioner contacts maternity hospital over abortion data leak
A spokesperson said there had been “informal contact” to remind the hospital of the commissioner’s codes of practice.
# National Maternity Hospital
Department of Health says abortion laws have not yet commenced
The statement was issued following claims by the Irish Times this morning that the first termination under the provisions of the Act was carried out at the National Maternity Hospital.
# Holles Street
Doctor angered at ‘outrageous breach of patient confidentiality’ at Holles Street
The Irish Times reports this morning that a termination of a twin pregnancy was carried out on a patient at risk of sepsis – the first to be performed under new legislation.
# New delivery
National Maternity Hospital to leave Holles St in €150m move
The National Maternity Hospital will move to the St Vincent’s campus at Elm Park by 2018.
# Abortion
Proposals for six-person abortion panel 'ridiculous' and 'a sick joke', says expert
One of Ireland’s three perinatal psychiatrists slams reports that a pregnant woman may need to be evaluated by a panel of six people in order for an abortion to be permitted.
# Abortion
Psychiatrists at odds over effects of any X Case legislation
TDs and Senators have heard from a number of psychiatrists who spoke at length about the issue of suicide in any legislation for the X Case.
# Pregnancy
Key to healthy pregnancy weight gain? Low-GI foods
According to a study done by Dublin scientists and the National Maternity Hospital, women who changed to a low-GI diet gained less weight while pregnant.
# Holles Street
First female Master of National Maternity Hospital starts job
Dr Rhona Mahony greets Holles Street’s first newborn of 2012 as she faces into a major challenge – the possibility of moving the whole hospital to St Vincent’s Hospital campus.
# Twitter Xmas Single
Tweeters hope for charity success with #TwitterXmasSingle
A Christmas charity single will be recorded in Dublin today thanks entirely to the power of Twitter.
# Stem Cells
Family will borrow €10,000 to harvest 'life-saving' stem cells for son
Heavily pregnant woman says she was told at 20 weeks that she could have the procedure at Holles Street – but with only weeks left to give birth, is having to go private.