About Us

The National Maternity Hospital

The National Maternity Hospital (NMH) is one of the largest maternity hospitals in Ireland, incorporating Maternity, Gynaecology, Neonatology, Community Midwifery Services, Anaesthetics, Fetal Medicine, Fertility, Pathology, Radiology, Maternal Medicine, Perinatal Mental Health, National Neonatal Transfer Service and Urogynaecology.

The Hospital provides maternity care for over 8,000 women who give birth annually. In line with the National Maternity Strategy, there are care pathways which meet the needs of women, including supportive care and community midwifery care, to specialist pathways for women who require care for high risk pregnancy.

More than 1,500 babies are admitted to our neonatal intensive care unit annually which is recognised as a national referral centre for complicated pregnancies, premature babies, and sick infants.

Over 10,000 women attend for gynaecological and women’s health issues. One of the hospital’s main sub-specialities is the treatment of Gynaecological cancer. The Colposcopy service is funded by the National Cancer Screening Service and is one of the largest units in Europe for such a purpose. Urogynaecology and Ambulatory Gynaecology services are expanding annually to meet the growing needs for women’s health services in Ireland. The hospital has also been designated as a regional hub for the development of assisted fertility services.

There are over 1,000 staff members employed in our service. The National Maternity Hospital has a strong reputation for undergraduate and postgraduate medical, midwifery, nursing and allied health professional education programmes, which are highly recognised nationally and internationally.  The education programmes are affiliated with University College Dublin and Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland.

The hospital is part of the  Ireland East Hospital Group (IEHG)and is the lead maternity hospital in the network. Working with our network of hospitals in Mullingar, Kilkenny and Wexford, we aim to share our expertise and knowledge and support the development of maternity, neonatal and gynaecology care within the hospital group.