Under the 1970 Health Act women are entitled to free maternity care, based on residency. Non-EU Nationals must contact their local Health Office to determine their eligibility for free maternity care.
Consultant led Clinics in Outpatients Department
If you wish to attend a Consultant led clinic an initial booking visit will be given to you when you book into the hospital and receive a booking reference number.This first visit appointment is followed by regular appointments which are usually shared between your local GP and one of a team of hospital doctors - Consultant Obstetrician, Registrar or Senior House Officer.
A Consultant Obstetrician will have overall responsibility for your care but you will not see that Consultant at every visit. If you are admitted to hospital during your pregnancy your care will be managed by the Consultant on duty for that day. When you arrive at the hospital for the birth of your baby you will be cared for by the labour ward midwives and a medical team (if necessary). If any problems arise the Consultant on-call will be involved.
||Dr Fiona Martyn
||Dr Ruaidhri McVeigh
||Dr Laoise O’Brien
||Dr Peter Boylan
||Dr Cathy Allen
||Dr Orla Sheil
Midwives Clinic in Outpatients Department
Midwives have been offering Antenatal Clinics since the 1980s in the National Maternity Hospital. This Clinic is run in conjunction with a consultant-led clinic.
The Midwives’ Clinic is a popular choice with women as it provides an opportunity to avail of a personal service where women are cared for by the same midwives for all of their antenatal care.
Many women who choose the option of the Midwives’ Clinic return to use it again for subsequent pregnancies.
Following attendance at the Midwives’ Clinic, midwifery care for the birth of the baby, and postnatally, is provided by a team of hospital-based midwives.
If you wish to avail of this service it is important that you inform your consultant or midwife on your first visit.
Outpatients Department Contact Details
Ph: (01) 637 3527 / 637 3528
| Monday to Friday
08:00 - 16:00 hrs
If distance from the hospital is a problem for you we provide some antenatal clinics (satellite clinics) in outlying areas. This is convenient for many women during the antenatal period who find traveling to the hospital difficult.
If you wish to attend one of our Satellie Clinics, you must first contact our Central Booking Office to register your pregnany with the hospial and obtain a Booking Reference Number.
Obstetricians and midwives from the hospital are in attendance at these clinics.
|| Contact Number
||Consultant in Charge
|| Monday PM
|| Dr Stephen Carroll
St Colmcilles Hospital
|| Dr Iram Basit
||Dr Venita Broderick
Health Service Executive
East Coast Area
Block B Civic Centre
|| Dr Mary Higgins
(follow up appts only)
|Dr Mary Higgins
||Debbie Fitzgerald (Midwife)
You may attend the Midwifery, Satellite and Community Midwives clinics as a semi-private patient. Please see Patient Category Options for fees and benefits. All patients who book into the hospital as a semi-private patient but who attend the following clinics: Outlying Clinics, Specialised Clinics i.e. High Risk, Diabetes and Midwives clinics will have their first visit in the semi-private clinic and are liable for a professional fee of €500 at your first visit.
Pearse Street Primary Care Centre
Pearse St Primary Care Centre is working in conjunction with the National Maternity Hospital, Holles St. The use of this clinic will assist in alleviating pressure within the hospital premises.
If you wish to have an appointment to attend the booking clinic in the Pearse Street Primary Care Centre as your first visit to the hospital, you must first contact the Central Booking Office to register your pregnancy and obtain a booking reference number.
These appointments are only for your initial booking visit and are designed to facilitate pregnant women in the local community and surrounding area. This clinic is run by midwives who work at the National Maternity Hospital.
The Benefits of this clinic are to provide:
- Specific appointment times for women
- Allocated time for each appointment
- Local and accessible clinics.
Please be aware that you will only have your first visit appointment in the Pearse Street Primary Care Centre and that all future follow-up appointments will be in the National Maternity Hospital.
Click here for a map and directions to the Pearse Street Primary Care Centre.