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17.16 24 Jun 2021


''She was told under no circumstances could her partner attend''


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17.16 24 Jun 2021


This programme has been highlighting the concerns of women and their partners who are accessing maternity services across the country. 

Kieran spoke to John last Friday who described being denied entry to the Emergency Dept and left sitting in the car trying to comfort his wife while she was in the Coombe hospital suffering a miscarriage. He also spoke to a father called Jim, who experienced something similar with his partner. 

But, is there still confusion between what the minister thinks is happening and what the HSE guidelines state?

Linda Kelly, a campaigner for Better Maternity Care who herself gave birth during the lockdown, joined Mark Cagney on the show.

She said some Irish hospitals are still “wilfully disregarding” the HSE’s national policy on partners attending maternity units.

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