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# Rotunda Hospital

Last month
November 2023
Rotunda clinical director welcomes new building but says more nurses and midwives needed
Dr Donnelly said that the HSE recruitment freeze will only make it more difficult to have adequate number of midwives.
This year
Mary Lou McDonald to be 'back in action in a number of weeks' after undergoing surgery
McDonald has revealed that she underwent surgery on Friday and that she is now ‘recovering well’.
Parents suing Rotunda over baby's death must be given internal hospital documents, court rules
The hospital had stated that the material was gathered confidentially and should not be shared.
'Still a long way to go' in removing stigma around menopause in Ireland
Dr Caoimhe Hartley told The Journal that Ireland is still not where it needs to be when it comes to women’s health.
Last year
Stardust inquest to move to the Rotunda Hospital after concerns over possible delay
The inquest will now be held in the Pillar Room in the Rotunda Hospital.
All time
Rotunda Hospital will relax restrictions for antenatal appointments from 1 November
Only one nominated companion or partner is allowed to visit the hospital.
Rotunda Hospital to relax some Covid-19 restrictions for partners from Monday
The hospital has issued new guidelines following the public criticism.
Rotunda Master: Higher vaccination uptake among inpatients would allow restrictions to be eased
High vaccination rates among the general population are not being reflected in maternity hospitals.
Here's What Happened Today: Friday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
Experts have 'concerns' about Rotunda trial involving induction of healthy first-time mothers
The trial is focused on home induction of women with uncomplicated pregnancies.
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
Taoiseach: 'There's no reason why partners cannot attend maternity scans - it should not be happening'
Two family members of staff at second Dublin hospital received Covid-19 vaccine
It comes a similar controversy at the Coombe Hospital was reported last night.
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”.
Some new and expectant mothers finding Covid-19 crisis 'very challenging'
Up to one in five women experience mental health difficulties in pregnancy or after birth.
First baby of 2020 born at Rotunda Hospital in Dublin
Victoria Setuke was born at 12.12am.
Rotunda told to rely on 'short-term measures' to keep babies safe amid 'crisis'
An outbreak of infection earlier this year saw eight babies affected – with the death of one infant referred to the coroner.
Simon Harris vows to meet Rotunda chief to discuss new wing to tackle 'safety crisis' for premature babies
An outbreak of infection recently saw eight babies affected – with the death of one infant referred to the coroner.
Rotunda urges Simon Harris to secure new hospital wing to tackle 'safety crisis' for premature babies
The maternity hospital is earmarked to relocate to Blanchardstown but it doesn’t know when that will be.
Rotunda hospital chief warns of 'intolerable safety crisis' for premature babies
Intensive care unit saw outbreak of infection affect eight babies – with the death of one infant referred to coroner.
Ten out of 19 maternity units have abortion services in place
The HSE has said that “service demand remains within the predicted limits” in relation to abortion services.
Teenager who was 26 weeks pregnant thought she 'was getting chubby' before giving birth in kitchen
Milaois Murphy believed she had appendicitis on the night her daughter Harper was born.
'The little knitted octopuses worked brilliantly': How a Dublin knitting group helped these premature twins
Eli and Ezra were born at 27 weeks and needed constant care – luckily they got some through the assistance of the Rotunda Knitters.
'We have asked them to stop': Both sides in referendum condemn graphic posters outside maternity hospitals
The Irish Centre for Bioethical Reform conducted the displays at three Dublin maternity hospitals yesterday.
80 babies delivered at Holles St and Rotunda during storm ... including one Emma
No one has been called Beast or East though.
Long queues at Rotunda Hospital partly caused by new IT system
The hospital has received two complaints in relation to yesterday’s long waiting times.
Dublin maternity hospital chief says Irish abortion patient died while flying home after termination
Fergal Malone revealed the woman’s death at yesterday’s hearing of the Committee on the Eighth Amendment.
'Lethal', 'insane' - cyclists have their say on what it's like dealing with the Luas expansion works
Many people have complained to Transport Infrastructure Ireland regarding the sometimes-hazardous nature of cycling near Luas works.
Warning of dating app dangers after increase in numbers at sexual assault unit
The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre said there was a 36% increase in victims being accompanied to the unit in the Rotunda Hospital.
Abortion bill hasn't led to more women "claiming suicidality" to get a termination
Fears that this would happen have been proven unfounded.
'My biggest fear was delivering on the plane': Mother whose labour caused an emergency landing in Dublin speaks out
Jenny Drake and her now daughter Zoe Ireland are doing well.
Over 100 twins saved by laser surgery while still in the womb
The procedure involves placing a tiny camera through the mother’s abdomen and into the womb.
Consultant turned tap and pregnant woman told, 'That’s the volume of blood that will gush out of you'
Dil Wickremasinghe writes about how she was treated by doctors when she opted for a home birth.
This baby girl was delivered by Dublin firefighters this morning
Baby Eva’s parents will have a good story to tell her when she’s older.
The Rotunda's fertility clinic has been sold off to an Australian company
The deal was worth a total of €6 million and the hospital wants to use its share towards new facilities.
Shortage of midwives in every public maternity unit in Ireland
Portlaoise, Mullingar and the Rotunda have the biggest shortage of midwives.
Maternity unit and patient equipment at Tipperary hospital are unclean
The Health Information and Quality Authority has carried out inspections on five hospitals with South Tipperary General Hospital coming in for particularly strong criticism.
Abortion legislation should be 'short, clear and not mention suicide'
Dr Sam Coulter-Smith, master of the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin, says his profession would welcome the clarity and comfort that legislation will bring.
Maternity hospital adds ability to benchmark performance internationally
The system is set to allow Dublin’s Rotunda Hospital gauge its performance against other hospitals in both Ireland and the UK.
Hospitals in new push backing Mater site for National Children's Hospital
The Sisters of Mercy have reportedly offered to hand over the existing Mater hospital building to the State.
Demand for public IVF treatment doubled in recession
Dublin’s only assisted birth centre that offers free treatment to medical card holders saw clients double since 2007.