Clarity needed on National Maternity Hospital site

09 November 2019

Labour Party spokesperson on Health, Alan Kelly TD has called on Minister for Health to take control of the situation regarding the National Maternity Hospital.

This comes as the former master of the National Maternity Hospital, Peter Boylan has claimed that the NMH site is still under religious control.

Deputy Kelly said:

“It is time now for Minister Harris to clarify the situation with the National Maternity Hospital.

“Between all of this in-fighting, the only loser in all of this is the women of Ireland and their children.

“I fully support the remarks of Dr.Peter Boylan, that women’s health has to be at the centre of care at the new National Maternity Hospital. His views have continued to be invaluable contribution to this extremely important national conversation.

“We know that the Sisters of Charity owe millions to the State in redress funds, it is now imperative for them to step up and gift the land to the State.  

“The National Maternity Hospital must be owned by the state nothing else will do.”

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