Coombe Hospital

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Prof Michael O’Connell is the new master at the Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital on Cork Street in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Plans to move the Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital in Dublin to a site by the new national children’s hospital at St James’s are unlikel(...)

Abortion was legalised in Ireland on January 1st this year followed a referendum that replaced the Eighth  Amendment. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Dr Aoife Mullally, an obstetrician at the Coombe hospital in Dublin, has been appointed HSE clinical lead for abortion, a year after the service was i(...)

Karen McEvoy died of suspected sepsis at Naas General Hospital on December 25th, 2018.

There was a “heavy onus” on the master of the Coombe maternity hospital, Dublin, to ensure all information relating to the death of a young mother a w(...)

Karen McEvoy died of suspected sepsis at Naas General Hospital on December 25th last.

HSE protocols drawn up following the death of Savita Halappanavar should be studied by legal representatives in advance of an inquest into the death o(...)

MedLab cleared its 55,000 backlog of slides last week, the company confirmed on Sunday, and is no longer carrying out work for CervicalCheck.

Women may once again have to wait longer to have their smear tests examined under the State’s cervical cancer screening programme following the exit o(...)

Karen McEvoy and her partner Barry Kelly

Media coverage of the forthcoming inquest into the death of a young mother, a week after giving birth, would be “extremely important” for all women ac(...)

 The couple claims they were told there was no need for them to wait for a second test result before proceeding with a termination.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

A couple who terminated a pregnancy after misleading test results suggested a fatal foetal abnormality are to make a formal complaint to the Data Prot(...)

About 15 per cent of samples will test positive for HPV and these will be prioritised for examination under the microscope. Photograph: iStock

The main Irish laboratory used by CervicalCheck is to stop accepting new smears from GPs as part of arrangements to clear the 80,000 backlog in the pr(...)

The reservation placed on crime data could ‘theoretically’ be in place for a long time, Pádraig Dalton, CSO director general told the Public Accounts Committee on Thursday.

The health warning around An Garda Síochána’s crime statistics is unlikely to be lifted before 2022, the Central Statistics Office (CSO) has told an O(...)

‘What is happening is wrong. I believe we have a collective moral obligation to put it right now,’ says Prof Chris Fitzpatrick. Above, the site of the national children’s hospital. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Construction of the national children’s hospital on the current site should proceed only if a maternity hospital can be accommodated beside it, the Dá(...)

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