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Can you help us please? To help us improve the Patient Experience in our Hospital and Parent experience in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), can you take 10 minutes please to complete either of our surveys?  Please access our surveys from our Patient Advocacy page (click HERE).

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The National Maternity Hospital fully respects your right to privacy and confidentiality in relation to your interaction with us through this ANONYMOUS Patient Experience Survey.  All data and information that you volunteer will be treated with the highest standard of security and confidentiality, strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Act, 2018, and used only for the intended purpose of seeking to continually improve the quality and safety of our services.

First Prize Award for The NMH!

By nmhadmin 03 Feb 2023 | 0 comments
The winner of the National Office of Clinical Audit (NOCA) Quality Improvement Award 2023 is The National Maternity Hospital with "Sips Til' Section"! Dr Nikki Higgins, Consultant Anaesthesiologist and the Anaesthetic Team won first prize at the NOCA Awards 2023 for 'Sips till Section'. This initiative has already been put in place for women booked for planned Caesarean Section.

On International Day of the Midwife 2022, The NMH joins the HSE in Encouraging People to Consider Midwifery as a Future Career

By admin 05 May 2022 | 0 comments
Follow the conversation: @NWIHP @NurMidONMSD #IDM2022 Today (5th May 2022) The National Maternity Hospital joins the HSE National Women and Infants Health Programme, together with the Office of the Nursing and Midwifery Services to celebrate the work undertaken by midwives and asks people thinking about a future career to consider becoming a midwife.

What International Women's Day means to some of our staff

By admin 08 Mar 2022 | 0 comments
To mark #lnternationalWomensDay, we asked a few of our staff who have been here from a few months to 43 years, what #IWD2022 means to them. The NMH has long been a centre of excellence and is leading the way in Ireland in terms of Women’s & Maternal Health.

Celebrating International Women's Day at The NMH

By admin 08 Mar 2022 | 0 comments
To mark #lnternationalWomensDay, NMH trailblazers Prof Fionnuala McAuliffe, Prof Mary Higgins & Dr Anna Curley spoke with The Irish Times about the importance – and joy – of their research in our busy maternity hospital.

Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly officially opens refurbished Labour & Birthing Unit at The National Maternity Hospital to mark International Women’s Day

By admin 07 Mar 2022 | 0 comments
Twelve en-suite rooms, a hydrotherapy pool and a dedicated bereavement room, replaces its previous unit. The newly extended and refurbished unit will benefit thousands of patients every year until the hospital’s move to Elm Park. The National Maternity Hospital, Ireland’s centre of excellence for maternal and women’s health, today officially opened its doors to a fully-refurbished Labour & Birthing Unit in honour of International Women’s Day. Five additional en-suite rooms have been added, as well as en-suites added to five pre-existing rooms, bringing the total number of rooms in the unit to fourteen, twelve of which have an en-suite.  A dedicated bereavement suite and hydrotherapy pool as well as a state-of-the-art specialised room to care for immunocompromised patients have also been added to the unit.

The ROLO Longitudinal Birth Cohort Study

By Sophie Callanan 18 Feb 2022 | 0 comments
The primary ROLO (Randomised cOntrol Trial of LOw glycaemic diet in pregnancy) study was carried out at The National Maternity Hospital in Dublin, Ireland from 2007-2011. This research study involved 800 women who were pregnant with their second child and had previously given birth to an infant weighing more than 4kg. They were invited to take part in a dietary intervention trial from early pregnancy. Women were randomly allocated to receive dietary advice on a low glycamic diet from a dietitian or no dietary advice. The aim of the study was to investigate the effects of a low glycaemic index diet on infant birth weight, maternal weight gain during pregnancy and maternal glucose tolerance. The ROLO study has become a longitudinal birth cohort, as the mothers who were part of the primary study and their child who was born into the study have been followed up at 3 months, 6 months, 2 years, 5 years, and 9 to 11 years to continue to study the long-term effects of nutrition during pregnancy on maternal and child health outcomes.


By admin 28 Jan 2022 | 0 comments
The clinic aims to improve menopause care for women with complex menopausal symptoms The National Maternity Hospital is delighted to announce that the specialist Complex Menopause Clinic supported by funding from the Department of Health and HSE's National Women & Infants Health Programme is open and seeing patients. The service is dedicated to helping patients with serious medical conditions to manage their menopausal symptoms.

A new website to help parents of intensive care babies is launched by The National Maternity Hospital today

By admin 17 Nov 2021 | 0 comments
The website replaces a 120-page booklet previously handed to parents when their new-borns were admitted to the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit Wednesday, 17th November – World Prematurity Day: The National Maternity Hospital today launched a comprehensive, educational site, which is dedicated to supporting parents with babies in the neonatal intensive care unit and their families. The site was funded by Rethink Ireland through The NMH Foundation.

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