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Tuesday 26 September 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# The Coombe

This year
Gardaí appeal for witnesses following armed robbery at a credit union in Dublin
The robbery occurred shortly after 4pm on Monday.
Last year
Cervical check samples are still being screened abroad following December's cyberattack
A cyber-attack on The Coombe at the end of last year resulted in the hospital losing its IT connectivity with CervicalCheck.
All time
Donnelly says Dept 'doing everything it can' on maternity restrictions after woman labours in car park
Breege O’Connor endured the majority of the late stages of her labour period in a car outside the Coombe on Sunday.
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.
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.
Family slam 'unforgivable' treatment from HSE following award of €15 million
“The HSE seem determined to fight almost every case for years only to usually settle on the steps of the high court for millions.”
'It made me feel empowered': The Coombe celebrates 100 water births
The hospital has invited all of the parents and their water babies back for a reunion which will take place later today.
"We weren't allowed to take him out of the incubator, we could only touch his little hand through it"
An inquest into the death of Darragh Byrne in February 2013 found that he died due to medical misadventure.
Dublin's three maternity hospitals are being moved to pastures new
Planning permission for three new sites at major adult teaching hospitals will be submitted in the next 18 months.
Plans for St Teresa's regeneration published
The plan will see 14 of the 16 blocks of flats torn down and replaced
An Taisce writes to Taoiseach over Children's Hospital concerns
The national trust organisation is warning that the project will fall foul of the planning laws, as it won’t be co-located with a maternity hospital.
No more wedges and sausage rolls for patients at the Coombe
The hospital completed a review earlier this year after brought this picture of a meal served in a maternity ward to its attention.
Image of "unacceptable" meal prompts review of menu at the Coombe
The hospital said the meal was “unacceptable” and it will look to improve choices it offers in the future.
Need for discussions between hospitals and Jehovah's Witness patients
An Irish court has granted an order allowing The Coombe Hospital to give a blood transfusion to a baby despite the objections of her parents, who are Jehovah’s Witnesses.