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6 October 2017

Coombe publishes latest Maternity Patient Safety Statement

Reporting in an honest and open way helps build trust, motivate staff, improve our clinical performance and our care to...

30 June 2017

Coombe offers new Harmony Pre-natal Screening service to pregnant women

A simple and safe blood test to detect Down Syndrome, Edwards' Syndrome and Patau Syndrome and allows pregnant women to...

28 December 2016

Coombe's Quality Improvement Plan published

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) carried out an unannounced on-site inspection at the Coombe Women & Infants University...

28 April 2016

Coombe welcomes planning permission for new National Children's Hospital on St James's Hospital site

Planning permission has been granted to build the new National Children's Hospital on the St James's Hospital site. Welcoming the announcement,...

27 January 2016

Dr Sharon Sheehan, Master of the Coombe, welcomes the first National Maternity Strategy

I welcome the publication of the first ever National Maternity Strategy. This important body of work recognises the need for...

18 December 2015

Coombe goes live with Healthlink

The Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital is delighted to announce that it is now able to accept General Gynaecology...

24 September 2015

Opening Statement by the Master, Dr Sharon Sheehan to the Joint Committee on Health

Joint Committee on Health and Children, Meeting 24th September 2015 Opening Statement presented by Dr Sharon Sheehan...

30 June 2015

Department of Health announces site for re-development of Coombe Hospital

The Department of Health today has announced the locations for the re-development of the Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital...

22 June 2015

Maternity Services - your views wanted by the Department of Health

The Department of Health is developing a National Maternity Strategy, which will seek to ensure that women in Ireland have...

11 February 2015

Over 500 Mount Carmel Mums gave birth in the Coombe in 2014

The sudden closure of Mount Carmel Hospital a year ago left many mums-to-be in shock. Straight away, we offered to...

2 January 2015

Doulas - Position Statement

The Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital has for several years sought to meet the needs of women who requested...

7 November 2014

Coombe wins Top Obstetrician award, Midwife of the Year award and our Outpatient Improvement project receives a Commendation from national healthcare awards

Our outstanding staff named in national healthcare awards   ...

28 May 2014

Coombe's Hygiene Quality Improvement Plan published

The Health Information and Quality Authority carried out an unannounced on-site monitoring assessment visit to the Coombe Women & Infants...

8 May 2014

New Outpatient Clinic check-in system to reduce queuing times goes 'Live' on June 3rd

 We've been acting on your feedback from the recent patient surveys we've carried out. We know that waiting times are very...

27 January 2014

Are you a Mount Carmel Hospital mother-to-be who needs maternity services?

If you are transferring from Mount Carmel Hospital and continuing your care with us at the Coombe, please call Mary...

24 January 2014

Official Opening Of New Delivery Suite And Emergency Obstetric Theatre

The most modern state-of-the-art Delivery Suite in Ireland was officially opened by the Minister for Health Dr. James Reilly TD,...

2 November 2013

Coombe to host its first NICU 'Graduate Gathering'

On Sunday, 17th November, the Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital will welcome back former patients of the hospital's Neonatal...

1 November 2013

Dublin Maternity Hospitals go Tobacco Free!

Friday 1st November: The three Dublin Maternity Hospitals will operate for the first time completely smoke and tobacco-...

7 October 2013

Within a Stone's Throw - new photographic collection of Dublin landmarks come to the Coombe

Within a Stone's Throw is a new collection of photographs featuring some of Dublin's most famous landmarks. The collection is...

16 August 2013

Coombe to become tobacco-free campus in November

From November 1st 2013, smoking and tobacco products will be banned from the grounds of the Coombe Women...

8 May 2013

Coombe marks first annual World Ovarian Cancer Day

Today, Wednesday 8 May 2013 marks the first annual World Ovarian Cancer Day aimed at creating and raising awareness of...

14 March 2013

Hygiene Quality Improvement Plan published

The Health Information and Quality Authority carried out an unannounced on-site monitoring assessment visit to the Coombe on 12 November...

20 February 2013

Coombe research shows that women who smoke are at greater risk of the HPV infection

Research carried out in the Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital, and funded by a €120,000 grant from the Irish...

25 October 2012

Celebrity Mum, Lucy Kennedy, launches Coombe Charity Calendar

Celebrity Mum of two, Lucy Kennedy, today launched a heart-warming 2013 calendar on behalf of Friends of the Coombe, the...

26 September 2012

Coombe to benefit from investment in new research leaders

The Health Research Board (HRB) will invest €11 million to build capacity of research leadership in hospitals through its clinician...

13 July 2012

New Coombe resource supports parents of premature babies - 10 month old quadruplets launch Coombe Baby Fax information manual

10 month old quadruplets Max, Charlie, Alanna and Sadbh Rogers launched an information resource support for parents of premature or...

25 May 2012

Mastership Appointment Announcement - Board of the Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital announce Dr Sharon Sheehan as Master elect 2013-2019

  25th May 2012: The Board of the Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital (CWIUH) has today announced the election of...

20 March 2012

Coombe helps develop new website for Mums

  Barbara Whelan, Clinical Midwife Specialist - Neo Natal (left) of the Coombe Women & Infants...

21 February 2012

Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital to mark International Women's Day in a unique celebration of poetry with top Irish writers - event to be officially launched by President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins

On Thursday 8th March 2012, the Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital (CWIUH) will mark International Women's Day with a...

8 February 2012

Operation Transformation visits the Coombe

Part 2 of Operation Transformation at the Coombe airs tonight on RTE 1 at 8pm. Part 1 aired last week. The...

23 December 2011

Rose of Tralee comes back to The Coombe

The 2011 Rose of Tralee, Tara Talbot, paid an emotional visit back to her birthplace - the Coombe.  Welcomed by the...

5 December 2011

Dr Jan Miletin wins award for outstanding care and dedication

The Maternity & Infant Awards, organised by Ashville Media, honoured Coombe neonatologist, Dr Jan Miletin recently. The 2011 Special Merit...

14 November 2011

Quest Diagnostics to provide cytology services at the Coombe

The Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital (CWIUH) today announced that Quest Diagnostics will be providing cytology services at the...

6 October 2011

Enda Wyley and All Ireland Poetry Day

Enda Wyley reads a selection of her works to staff and patients at the Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital.   The...

19 August 2011

Coombe Professor calls for fathers to take better care of health

Professor Michael Turner from the Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital today called for fathers in Ireland to take better...

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