Peter Boylan

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Dr Peter Boylan: In relation to vasectomies, he said doctors at St Vincent’s “haven’t been told they can’t do them”. Photograph: PA

Doctors at St Vincent’s hospital are free to carry out sterilisation procedures that are considered to be contrary to its Catholic ethos, according to(...)

New Minister for Health: Simon Harris TD with President Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photograph:  Colin Keegan, Collins

Last-ditch talks to resolve the row over the proposed transfer of the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) to St Vincent’s Hospital are expected to take(...)

St Vincent’s says the board of the NMH at Holles Street should be subsumed into its own board. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has warned St Vincent’s Hospital it must resolve the row over the planned €150 million relocation of the National Mat(...)

A failure to create a single governance system for the two hospitals when the maternity hospital moves to St Vincent’s will waste taxpayers’ money and could increase the risk of costly litigation, according to Prof Michael Keane. File photograph: Dave Meehan

Pregnant women will face delays and potential health risks if the National Maternity Hospital is run separately from St Vincent’s hospital after reloc(...)

St Vincent’s University Hospital. St Vincent’s  is eight-10 times bigger than Holles Street, based on patient or staff numbers, so the potential for it to dwarf the maternity hospital is obvious. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Opinion is divided within the health service as to whether the row between the National Maternity Hospital and St Vincent’s hospital is a simple turf (...)

 The National Maternity Hospital at Holles Street in Dublin. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A compromise should be reached on the governance of the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) if it is relocated to the St Vincent’s hospital site, the ch(...)

The chairman of St Vincent’s Hospital has  dismissed as sensational the “tale of nuns attempting to control Irish maternity services”. However, history shows that ethos affects treatment. File photograph:  Dave Meehan

The Institute of Obstetricians has expressed concern that St Vincent’s hospital, which is owned by the Religious Sisters of Charity, will govern the N(...)

St Vincent’s hospital is wholly owned by the Religious Sisters of Charity, two of whose nuns sit on the board. File photograph: Dave Meehan

The chairman of St Vincent’s hospital has dismissed as “groundless and sensational” claims that the nuns who own the hospital are trying to “take cont(...)

Doctors and midwives have difficulty accessing operating theatres, and  maternity services do not have a say at the management table, says Peter Boylan. Photograph: David Jones/PA Wire

Funds are being directed away from maternity services in hospitals around the country says consultant obstetrician Peter Boylan. The former master o(...)

The HIQA report into the death of Savita Halappanavar recommended the development of a National Maternity Strategy. It took the deaths of Sally Rowlet(...)

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