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Maternity Hospital Marks World Patient Safety Day with special vaccination clinic

UL Hospitals’ Group is running a Satellite Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic at University Maternity Hospital Limerick (UMHL) from Monday morning, September 20th, to offer safe, convenient vaccination for expectant mums attending the hospital and inpatients who wish to be vaccinated. The announcement comes as UMHL marks world Patient Safety Day today, Friday, September 17th, which this year marks ‘Safe maternal and newborn care’. In line with guidance from the National Immunisation Authority that women can receive mRNA vaccines at any stage of pregnancy, clinical and midwifery directors at the maternity hospital state that the satellite clinic offers women a convenient way to keep themselves and their babies safe while Covid-19 remains prevalent in the community. Dr Naro Imcha, Associate Clinical Director of Maternal and Child Health, UL Hospitals’ Group, said staff want to be very clear, and reassure all pregnant women that the Covid-19 vaccination is safe. “It’s the best way to protect yourself, and your baby, from Covid-19.” Eileen Ronan, …

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Visiting Slots For Partners Resume In Maternity Hospital

  Nominated partners will be given 45-minute visiting slots in University Maternity Hospital Limerick (UMHL) next Monday, as Covid-19 restrictions ease. Partners will be able to visit in postnatal wards, M1 and M2, between the hours of 6pm and 8pm daily. This follows the recent reintroduction of the option to have nominated partners present for anomaly scans, and visiting for fathers/parents of babies in the neonatal unit at the hospital. Meanwhile, visiting on compassionate grounds will continue to be facilitated, as it has been throughout the pandemic. Birthing partners will also continue to be supported in attending the Labour Ward and theatre. All nominated partners must adhere to the wearing of face masks, observe hand hygiene and social distancing. Temperature monitoring is in place at the main reception, along with the completion of a Covid-19 screening questionnaire. The measures are subject to change, and hospital management will continue to review the situation on a weekly basis, to plan for the …

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UL Hospitals Group announces gradual relaxation of access restrictions at maternity hospital

UL Hospitals Group has today announced the gradual relaxation of a number of Covid-19 restrictions on access to University Maternity Hospital Limerick (UMHL), as local transmission of Covid-19 decreases and the vaccination programme rolls out across the Mid-West. The option of having a nominated partner present for anomaly scans has been reintroduced at the hospital this week, and from next Monday, April 26, fathers/parents of babies in the neonatal unit will be permitted to visit, 4.30pm to 6.30pm, subject to activity in the unit. Weekly risk assessment is ongoing at the hospital with a view to giving a nominated partner 45-minute visiting slots on the hospital’s postnatal wards, M1 and M2, from May 10, 2021 between the hours of 6pm and 8pm daily. Eileen Ronan, UL Hospitals Group’s Director of Midwifery, welcomed the hospital’s first steps in the careful, phased relaxation of the visiting restrictions that have been in force at UMHL for almost the entirety of the pandemic. “No-one …

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midwives go extra mile during pandemic

The celebration of International Day of the Midwife at University Maternity Hospital Limerick (UMHL) focused on how local midwives have risen to the extraordinary challenge of Covid-19 to provide safe care to the women and infants of the Mid-West. The event—with its 2020 theme of ‘Midwives with Women: Celebrate, Demonstrate, Mobilise, Unite—Our Time Is Now’— underlined how midwives in the Mid-West along with their colleagues across the country and around the world have undergone upskilling and retraining to developed safe pathways of care in the fight to protect women and babies during the pandemic. While maternity care in the Mid-West has faced unprecedented challenges, and there will be none of the celebratory events traditionally held to mark the occasion, the International Day of the Midwife served as a prominent reminder of the importance of midwifery, and the invaluable care that midwives provide. Special birth certificates were given to the mothers of all babies born in University Maternity Hospital Limerick on …

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