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Portlaoise report highlights need for Portiuncula inquiry to investigate Saolta management says TD Naughten
Denis Naughten TD has called on the Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar, to ensure that the inquiry at Portiuncula Hospital includes a review of the actions taken by Saolta Management once they became aware of staff concerns regarding the operation of the maternity unit in Ballinasloe.
As a mother-to-be living in Ireland, you want to welcome your baby into the world in the safest, most gentle, way possible.
The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) released a new report yesterday (Thursday) stating that Mayo General Hospital needs five additional midwives to bring it in line with international maternity unit staffing standards.
The future of maternity services at Mayo General Hospital has been put firmly on the agenda around the county this week, following revelations from Independent councillor Michael Kilcoyne that a draft report proposed the closure of a number of maternity units in the region, including at Mayo General.
The Coroner for South Mayo, John O’Dwyer, made a number of recommendations for home births this week following an inquest into a tragic case where a baby was still born after complications arose during a home birth.
Maternity care that involves a midwife as the main care provider leads to better outcomes for most women, according to a systematic review published in The Cochrane Library.
There were a number of deficiencies in the care of Savita Halappanavar who could have been still alive today had a request for a termination, to progress an inevitable miscarriage, been carried out one or two days after being admitted to hospital, an expert witness told an inquest yesterday.
The midwife manager on St Monica's Ward at University Hospital Galway has confirmed that it was she who told Savita Halappanavar that her pregnancy could not be terminated because Ireland was a "Catholic country" but added that was not meant in a hurtful context.
A fundraiser being held in the city at the weekend aims to raise money for a nutrition clinic in Zambia, South Africa.
Twenty years on from the X case, the State has failed to give legislative effect to the Supreme Court ruling which granted women the right to an abortion in Ireland in limited circumstances.