The maternity row: separating myth from fact

Are the religious orders who own these institutions right to impose their beliefs?

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
8th May, 2016
The National Materintey Hospital is due to re-locate to the home of the St Vincent’s Healthcare Group Pic: RollingNews.ie

T he battle between St Vincent’s Healthcare Group and the National Maternity Hospital (NMH) has it all: vocal protagonists, medicine, religion, money, and power.

The NMH is due to re-locate to the home of the St Vincent’s Healthcare Group (SVHG), which is owned by the Religious Sisters of Charity but has been funded by the taxpayer for decades. However, the plan is in serious jeopardy due to a divergence in views about governance...

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