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by mary O’Connor
Fianna Fáil TD for Roscommon/Galway, Deputy Eugene Murphy, has hit out at the shocking litany of failures and errors outlined in the long-awaited report of an independent review of maternity services at Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe.
On May 25 we will be asked to completely remove the right to life of babies in the womb from the Irish Constitution. Why? To allow the Government to introduce abortion on demand into Irish hospitals and GP clinics. The Government want to legalise unrestricted abortion in the first three months of pregnancy and abortion up to six months on grounds including “mental health”, which in Britain means abortion on demand. Abortion will be allowed up to birth if the baby has a life limiting condition.
The Eighth Amendment, inserted into the Constitution in 1983, equates the life of the mother with the life of the unborn child. Abortion is not available in Ireland even in cases of fatal foetal anomaly or when a woman becomes pregnant as a result of rape.
The numbers of women on long-term waiting lists for gynaecology services at University Hospital Galway, has jumped by almost a third in the past two years, with more than 1,100 currently on in-patient and out-patient waiting lists for varying periods.
As clinicians responsible for delivering secondary and tertiary paediatric and neonatal healthcare, our number one priority is providing the best possible care to our patients.
Members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) in the maternity unit, the labour ward and maternity OPD of Mayo University Hospital, Castlebar, have unanimously balloted in favour of industrial action, up to and including a full withdrawal of labour, due to staff shortages.
Deputy Denis Naughten has described plans by the Saolta University Hospital Group to delay reviews of both maternity and A&E services at Portiuncula Hospital as “very concerning”.