Sunday June 7, 2020

Peter Boylan: As things stand, the new National Maternity Hospital will be subject to a Catholic ethos

To protect the future of women’s healthcare, the Church must give us real evidence that the new facility will operate independently

17th May, 2020
The planned site for the new National Maternity Hospital. Pic: Department of Health

Nine days ago, the Religious Sisters of Charity issued a press statement containing two announcements. First, that they intended to “gift” lands worth €200 million to the “people of Ireland”. Second, that they had received approval from the Holy See to transfer their 100 per cent shareholding in St Vincent’s Healthcare Group (SVHG) to a new ”independent, charitable body to be called St Vincent’s Holdings, Company Limited by Guarantee (CLG)“....

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