Inadequate staff, substandard skills and training, a lack of input for midwives, poor communication, delays in intervening when issues arose during labour — these are just some of the deficiencies identified in a damning report on maternity services in Portiuncula Hospital.
Fri, 04 May, 2018
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has insisted reforming the country’s’ maternity services remains a “priority” for the new Government, despite three tragic deaths emerging in the past week and revelations that reports into three other incidents have yet to be published.
Thu, 02 Jun, 2016
Mon, 04 Jan, 2016
Whether the babies deprived of oxygen during delivery at Portiuncula Hospital will suffer long-term effects is unclear — but despite the uncertainty around the five cases, the health minister has reassured women that maternity services are safe.
Sat, 24 Jan, 2015