Thursday February 20, 2020

Nothing has changed with brain-injured baby cases

Retired paediatrician Tom Matthews says tests during pregnancy are of limited use.

16th March, 2014

As a retired paediatrician with a career-long interest in trying to understand and prevent babies dying after delivery and in the first year of life, I have been alternately horrified, angered and intrigued by the unfolding story that the Portlaoise Maternity unit has become.

Having spent years training abroad I was fortunate to be appointed to the Rotunda and Temple St Hospitals in 1979.

Intensive care was an embryonic, undelivered dream for the future and infant...

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