NMH gets Government approval despite ‘religious interference’ claims

The relocation of the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) from Holles St in Dublin to St Vincent’s has been approved by Cabinet.

A memo was added to the agreement that the term ‘clinically appropriate’ allows the new hospital to provide all legally permissible procedures in the areas of maternity, including abortion and ‘gender recognition’ surgery.

Meanwhile, the presence of Christian symbols in St Vincent’s private hospital has been attacked.

Former Master of Holles Street Hospital, Peter Boylan, took issue with the claim that the owners of the hospital site, St Vincent’s Healthcare Group, had become, in the words of Chairman James Menton, a truly secular organisation. Boylan tweeted pictures of religious symbols at St Vincent’s private hospital to counter the claim, even though chaplaincy facilities are commonplace in hospitals in Ireland and other countries.