Idea of a big labour ward horrified me, says home-birth mum

During her first pregnancy, Sonia had to be induced in the Coombe. She gave birth in the hospital’s delivery suite but she was mindful of the overcrowding in maternity hospitals, which has grown worse in the past couple of years. (Independent) >


Operation ‘deck the halls’ is just the medicine as children’s ward transformed for Christmas

Marie Watson, the clinical nurse manager in Cork University Hospital’s paediatric department, said the unit has been transformed.

“It really does mean a lot to everybody here,” she said.

“Happy children are healthy children. And this makes life easier for them, with all the distractions like Santa Claus figures and snowmen dotted around. It all helps to make hospital a little less daunting.” (Examiner) >