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"Back to Basics" Initiative

Congratulations to the Community Midwifery Team who won the British Journal of Midwifery (BJM) award for innovation in practice. The BJM Awards are a prestigious and important part of the midwifery calendar. These awards are given in recognition of outstanding achievements in midwifery practice and to celebrate hard-working individuals and teams in the midwifery profession. The community midwifery team developed a "Back to Basics" initiative. There were three complimenting parts of the project: a pregnancy and birthing booklet; a hopscotch birthing tool and the introduction of mobile monitoring in the labour ward. The threefold nature of the project allowed the information and promotion of normalising birth to be transferred seamlessly from the antenatal period through to the birthing environment. 







Students from UCD & NMH Recognised by “Junior Nobel Prize”

Congratulations to Shauna Callaghan recently qualified BSc Midwife NMH and UCD who was the Nursing & Midwifery Global Winner of the Undergraduate Awards (UA). Shauna’s paper was titled “Does the Utilisation and Knowledge of Fetal Movement Counting Interventions and ‘Kick Charts’ Enhance Maternal Awareness of Fetal Movement Patterns and Reduce Stillbirths in Pregnancies >= 28 Weeks’ Gestation?”

The Undergraduate Awards is the world’s largest international academic awards programme, recognizing excellent research and original work across the sciences, humanities, business and creative arts. Cited as the ultimate champion for high-potential undergraduates, UA identifies leading creative thinkers through their undergraduate coursework and provides top performing students with the support, network and opportunities they require to raise their profiles and further their career paths.

The Undergraduate Awards received a record number of submissions in the 2016 programme, totaling a massive 5,514 papers from undergraduates in 244 institutions and 121 nationalities. In each category, the Global Winner is the highest-performing paper overall.






Dr. Mae Jemison, Shauna Callaghan and Jim Barry, Chairperson of UA

Food Safety Assurance Award

The National Maternity Hospital is delighted to announce that we have recently received a Food Safety Assurance Award in 'Distinction' from the Food Safety Professional Association. The certificate received can be viewed here.

Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland (RAMI) Midwifery Awards

Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland (RAMI) (Health Informatics) best presentation and best research article of 2015 Award

Alphonsa Pius and Molly Vinu of The National Maternity Hospital who were recent Winners of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland (RAMI) (Health Informatics) best presentation and best research article of 2015 Award for their presentation: "Review of Infant Tagging System"







Alphonsa Pius and Molly Vinu







Prof.Gaye Stephens(TCD), Dr.Bridget Kane (TCD),Declan Fitzgerald (Chairman, Health Informatics Society of Ireland) and Luke Middleton (TCD) with Alphonsa Pius and Molly Vinu of The National Maternity Hospital.


Best Research Paper of the Year at the Irish Health Care Awards 2014

Ms Denise McGuinness, Clinical Midwife Specialist (Lactation) from the National Maternity Hospital in Dublin graduated with a Masters in Research in January 2013 from UCD School Of Nursing and Midwifery and Health Systems. The first paper reporting key findings from her study [ McGuinness D, Coughlan B, Butler M. (2014) An exploration of the experiences of mothers as they suppress lactation following late miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death.  Evidence Based Midwifery, 12 (2):65-70]  was recently awarded Best Research Paper of the Year at the recent  Irish Health Care Awards 2014 run by the Irish Medical Times. Denise is pictured here receiving the award with her supervisor Dr Barbara Coughlan.