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Peter Boylan: New maternity hospital should not be given to Sisters of Charity
I do not believe that ownership of the €300 million, state-of-the-art National Maternity Hospital should be gifted to the Sisters of Charity. A lot of other people appear to share my view.
Secondly, a properly independent board needs to oversee the running of the new hospital.
The Minister has the power to intervene to protect both the medical interests of women and their infants and the financial interests of the Irish taxpayer. He must now do so.


Dr Peter Boylan is chairman of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and a former master of the National Maternity Hospital. Nobody is more qualified on this
peter-boylan  law  ireland  maternity  hospitals  nuns  state 
april 2017 by jm
Not the ‘best in the world’ - The Medical Independent
Debunking this prolife talking point:
'Our maternity services are amongst the best in the world’. This phrase has been much hackneyed since the heartbreaking death of Savita Halappanavar was revealed in mid October. James Reilly and other senior politicians are particularly guilty of citing this inaccurate position. So what is the state of Irish maternity services and how do our figures compare with other comparable countries? Let’s start with the statistics.


The bottom line:
Eight deaths per 100,000 is not bad, but it ranks our maternity services far from the best in world and below countries such as Slovakia and Poland.
pro-choice  ireland  savita  medicine  health  maternity  morbidity  statistics 
april 2013 by jm
bump2babe - The Consumer Guide to Maternity Services in Ireland
wow, they've done a really good job on the statistics collation here
statistics  birth  childbirth  ireland  health  maternity 
june 2011 by jm

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